Traffic policeman killed in line of duty to receive full honours
A traffic policeman killed when his motorcycle collided with a minibus in Sheung Shui last month will be buried in Gallant Garden, the burial ground for government servants killed in the line of duty, the Civil Service Bureau said yesterday. Constable Leung Ting-lun, 34, will be given full honours next Friday at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom, a police spokesman said. Leung, who had been in the force since 1994, died in the collision in Fan Leng Lau Road on August 17. The minibus driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.
Suicidal woman helped from roof
Firemen rescued a suicidal woman from the roof of an eight-storey block of flats in Happy Valley after a 4 1/2-hour standoff. Emergency crews were called when the woman, 45, was found near the edge of the building's roof in Village Terrace at about 9.30am. She was rescued, unhurt, at about 2pm and taken to Ruttonjee Hospital, Wan Chai.
4 hurt in police-car collision
A police cruiser with siren sounding and warning light flashing collided with a Mercedes-Benz - leaving two officers, the driver of the Mercedes and a pedestrian injured. The police vehicle was on the way to a theft and trying to run a red light when the crash happened at the junction of Hung Hom Road and Tak Man Street just before noon. The three women and one man were treated for minor injuries in hospital.
Royal Tea Taiwan wins injunction
Popular tea drinks chain store Royal Tea Taiwan won a temporary injunction in the Court of First Instance yesterday barring two Mong Kok stores from operating under its name without paying the franchise fee.
21 mainland women arrested
Police and immigration officers rounded up 21 mainland women, aged 18 to 31, in Tai Po and Sheung Shui during an anti-vice operation. They were held for questioning by immigration officers.