In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 September, 2009, 12:00am

Unregistered dentist fined

Wu Ching-hing, 61, was fined HK$5,000 yesterday for practising dentistry without registration and for illegal possession of medicine. He was also given two three-month concurrent jail sentences, both suspended for two years. Wu was arrested in May after examining a police decoy's mouth with dental instruments and prescribing medicine.

Masked trio rob grocer

Three men wearing face masks stole HK$30,000 from a grocery shop in Fung Yau Street East, Yuen Long, after tying up five men at knifepoint. They fled in a car driven by a fourth man. In a separate incident, a man was beaten with wooden bars and robbed of HK$8,000 and personal belongings by 10 youths in Chun Yin Square, Yuen Long, at about 3.30am. He was treated at Pok Oi Hospital.

Fare dodger assaults cabbie

A man, 37, was arrested after refusing to pay his taxi fare and assaulting the cabbie. He boarded the taxi in Jordan and asked to be taken to Tai Po. When the cab stopped outside Wan Tau Tong Estate at 1am, he refused to pay and got out. The driver tried to stop him but was punched. He called police, who said they detected the smell of alcohol on the passenger.

Wedding info accepted online

From Monday, the Immigration Department will accept online submissions of information required for the registration of a marriage if the parties have already made an appointment at the marriage registry to give notice of their intended marriage. This would shorten the processing time required at the appointment, a spokesman said.

702 new cases of swine flu

The Department of Health reported 702 new cases of human swine flu - 351 male and 351 female patients aged up to 81. That brought the total number of swine flu cases to 20,848.

Bus hits elderly couple

A bus hit a 70-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman in Shau Kei Wan at 10.30am. The pair were in stable condition last night.