In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 August, 2010, 12:00am

Rugby coach agrees to HK$10,000 libel payment from Sing Tao Daily

Sing Tao Daily has agreed to pay HK$10,000 to a children's rugby coach who accused the newspaper of privacy infringement and libel for using a photograph of him for one report to illustrate a later article on child abuse. In the High Court yesterday, Sing Tao agreed to give the sum to Cheung Wing-hung - the chairman and head coach of the Tai Po Dragons Mini Rugby Football Club in 2001 - who agreed not to pursue the case.

Unconscious porter declared dead

A 46-year-old man collapsed and later died in Kwun Tong yesterday morning. Police said they received a report that the man - who worked as a porter - was lying unconscious in Dai Yip Street. He was rushed to United Christian Hospital where he was declared dead. The cause of death is being investigated.

Shop worker loses three fingers

A 52-year-old man lost three fingers of his left hand when repairing a mower in Yuen Long yesterday. The man was working at a hardware store on Kin Tak Street when the accident happened. He was taken to Pok Oi Hospital in serious condition.

Vehicles collide in hospital drive

An ambulance and a private vehicle collided at the entrance to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin yesterday. The incident happened about 4am as the ambulance was leaving the hospital. Both vehicles were slightly damaged but no one was hurt during the incident. Police are investigating the incident.

Employer finds worker's body

The body of a 41-year-old man was found in a warehouse in Western yesterday. The owner of the warehouse said he discovered the employee's body at 12.30pm. Police believe the man has been dead for some time and are not treating the case as suspicious. An investigation is under way.