In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 January, 2009, 12:00am

Man pushed into public toilet, tied up and robbed

A 41-year-old home decoration contractor was pushed into a public toilet with a sharp object held at his throat, tied up with plastic cord and robbed of five mobile phones, a DVD player and HK$8,000 in Yuen Long yesterday. The man was first approached by a woman in her 20s in Tai Shu Ha Road East after he left his home in Ma Tin Tsuen at about 12.30pm. She asked him for directions, police said. When they reached a public toilet, a male accomplice in his 30s pushed the victim into the toilet, carried out the robbery and the pair fled. After 10 minutes, the man called out for help and villagers freed him.

Woman finds brother's body

A 35-year-old woman, who found an electricity bill at her home for her 32-year-old brother's rented industrial unit in Tuen Mun, discovered his body when she went to the unit to deliver the bill. Police said burned charcoal was found beside the man, who had been dead for about a week. They said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Rooftop blaze kills dog

Police said a cigarette butt was believed to have caused a blaze in a rooftop flat of a building in Hong Ning Road, Sau Mau Ping, that killed a dog at about 2.45am. Police said firemen, who doused the flames, had found nothing suspicious.

Gang attacks two men

Two mainland visitors were assaulted by a gang of more than 10 men in Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, at about 5.30am. The assailants fled before police arrived. The victims, aged 27 and 35, suffered minor head injuries. One needed treatment at Tseung Kwan O Hospital.

Crewman dies in boat fall

A crewman died after falling about 12 metres on a cargo vessel moored off Stonecutters Island at 9.20pm. He was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Mark Six

One ticket won the HK$16,231,080 first prize last night, with numbers 12, 15, 36, 40, 41 and 49. The extra number was 42. Two tickets each won second prize of HK$1,039,965. Third prize paid HK$50,885.