In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 February, 2010, 12:00am

Woman in bridge death plunge was treated for mental illness

A woman who plunged with her seven-year-old son from Tsing Yi Bridge on Friday had a history of mental illness, the Labour and Welfare Bureau confirmed. The boy was still missing last night despite a day-long search involving divers and a Government Flying Service helicopter. His mother, Choi Sai-mui, a 39-year-old divorcee, had been undergoing treatment at the West Kowloon Psychiatric Centre, a bureau spokesman said. Choi was plucked unconscious from the water on Friday and was later declared dead.

Gold salesman robbed on bus

A jewellery salesman was attacked and robbed of a briefcase containing gold ornaments aboard a bus travelling along Waterloo Road, Ho Man Tin, at around 10am. At least 10 other passengers were on board the bus when a man went up to the 32-year-old and struck him with a hard object before snatching his briefcase. The man's employer was still calculating the value of the jewellery stolen. No arrest was made.

Boy, 4, killed crossing road

A four-year-old boy was knocked down by a car and killed in Sheung Shui. The boy was hit while crossing Chi Cheong Road shortly after 1.30pm. He was sent to North District Hospital with head injuries, but doctors there declared him dead at 2.50pm. Police detained the driver of the car, a 25-year-old man, for questioning.

Police nab office burglars

Police said they broke up a gang specialising in burgling offices and factories after arresting three men and seizing diamond and jade items. The three men, aged 38 to 50, were arrested as they tried to break into an industrial and commercial building in Hung Hom on Friday. Investigations linked them to similar cases. Police detained them for further questioning.

Government House opens doors

Thousands of residents are expected to visit Government House when it opens to the public next Sunday.