In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 31 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 31 July, 2010, 12:00am

HK$10.3b deficit for quarter

Government expenditure in the quarter from April to June was HK$71.1 billion compared with revenue of HK$60.8 billion, resulting in a deficit of HK$10.3 billion. The fiscal reserves stood at HK$509.9 billion as at June 30.

81 women arrested in vice raids

Police and immigration officers arrested 81 women, including mainlanders, and a Hong Kong man in a 24-hour anti-vice crackdown that ended shortly after midnight yesterday in Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok.

Motorist held after cab crash

A motorist was arrested for drink-driving after his car rear-ended a taxi and then hit a traffic sign at the junction of Hung Hom Road and Tak Man Street in Hung Hom at 4.15am. The man, 28, was unhurt. His female passenger, 21, and the cabbie, 47, were treated for minor injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Taxi driver runs into robber

An elderly cabbie was nearly robbed of a bag after being sprayed aboard his taxi in Sau Mau Ping yesterday. The robber posed as a customer and attacked the 61-year-old driver in Anderson Road at about 6am, but fled empty-handed after a scuffle. The driver was treated for minor injuries at United Christian Hospital.

Elderly swimmer rescued

An 86-year-old man nearly drowned while swimming in Victoria Harbour off Hung Hom yesterday morning. Police said he was rescued by a 57-year-old passer-by who dived in and brought him to the waterfront. He was taken conscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Knife hurled at boyfriend

Police arrested a man and his girlfriend after he grabbed her neck and she hurled a knife at him in a row at an apartment in Ede Road, Kowloon Tong, at about 3.30am. The pair, aged 26 and 28, were treated for minor injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Dried seafood stolen

Dried seafood with a retail price of more than HK$600,000 was stolen from two stalls at a market in Java Road, North Point, yesterday.