In Brief

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 September, 2008, 12:00am

Cab passenger flees, hits minibus

A 35-year-old passenger attacked a taxi driver, 44, during a dispute over the fare at the junction of Nathan Road and Fife Street, Mong Kok, at about 5.20am yesterday. The passenger was hit by a minibus as he fled the scene after the assault. The driver and the passenger were admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital, and the passenger was arrested for assault.

Drink-driving arrest after crash

A 59-year-old minibus driver was arrested for drink-driving after his vehicle hit a road barrier on Harcourt Road near Rodney Street, Admiralty, at about 1.40am. A 25-year-old passenger was injured and admitted to Queen Mary Hospital.

Train kills tracks trespasser

A 37-year-old man was killed by a train at about 12.30am while trespassing on tracks at Kwai Fong MTR station. Rescuers had to free him from under the train and paramedics pronounced him dead. Police said initial investigation found nothing suspicious. No suicide note was found.

Four held over burglary

Four men aged between 20 and 40 were arrested for burglary at a construction site in Cheung Po Tsuen, Pat Heung, at 2.40am. Officers seized an electric saw, hooks and wiring. Police said the four were two-way-permit holders.

Police motorcyclist hurt in chase

A traffic police officer was injured when his motorbike hit a railing while he was trying to stop a car driver for speeding on Lin Cheung Road near Jordan Road, Yau Ma Tei, at about 10am. The officer was discharged after treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Police were trying to trace the car.

Maid IDs to get WX prefix

The Immigration Department would issue 'WX' prefix identity-card numbers for foreign domestic helpers and workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme once the 'W' prefix numbers were used up, it said.