In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 July, 2008, 12:00am

Family suicide bid thwarted

Firefighters and police officers prevented a 57-year-old woman and her son, 36, and daughter, 29, from committing suicide by burning charcoal in their Tai Po flat yesterday. The woman's husband called police and firemen to their flat in Kui Wo House, Tai Wo Estate, just before 10am. The trio refused to open the door, so firemen broke it down. Charcoal and suicide notes were found inside.

Worker critical after shock

A worker was fighting for his life in hospital after receiving an electric shock and falling off a 3-metre ladder. The man, 27, was repairing wires in the lobby of a Nathan Road eatery when the accident happened at about 9.30am. He was taken unconscious to Kwong Wah Hospital and was in critical condition last night.

Boss may have stabbed himself

Police investigating the death of the owner of a decorating company in his Pok Fu Lam office said they had not ruled out the possibility that the 46-year-old had stabbed himself in the chest. An investigator said there were no signs of a struggle.

Lovelorn man talked off roof

A suicidal man was talked down from the roof of a public housing block in Tin Yan Estate, Tin Shui Wai, after a three-hour standoff early yesterday. Police said the 41-year-old man wanted to die because of a love problem.

Missing man's body found

The body of a man, 71, who went missing after leaving his Sha Tin home on Tuesday was found floating in the sea off Sai Kung at 10.15am. Police found nothing suspicious.