Four held over blessings scam
Four people from the mainland accused of a scam in which they offered spiritual blessings were arrested as they tried to con an elderly woman in Ngau Tau Kok yesterday. Police officers later recovered a haul of valuables and cash from a guesthouse in Mong Kok, including belongings worth HK$88,000 taken from an elderly woman who had fallen prey to the gang on Monday. The four arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday from Qingyuan in Guangdong.
Boy trapped under minibus
A 13-year-old schoolboy had to be freed by firemen after being trapped under a minibus that knocked him down as he crossed the road at the junction of Dundas Street and Shanghai Street in Mong Kok at about 7.15am. The boy suffered injuries to his face, arms and legs and was in stable condition in Kwong Wah Hospital last night.
Fire leads to evacuation
Ten residents were evacuated from the Hop Foon Building in Fung Tak Road, Wong Tai Sin, when fire broke out at noon in a sixth-floor flat. A Filipino domestic helper, 49, climbed onto a canopy from a third-floor flat to escape but fell to a second-floor canopy and suffered leg injuries. She was treated for her injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Man attacked with bottles
Police are looking for two youths after a 36-year-old man was set upon and struck on the head with bottles outside Hong Shun House on the Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi at about 2am. The victim was treated at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Karaoke worker assaulted
Police arrested a man for assaulting a woman employee at a karaoke lounge in Portland Street, Mong Kok, at about 4am. The woman, aged 29, was treated for minor head injuries at Kwong Wah Hospital.
Woman hurt by falling concrete
A woman suffered head injuries when she was hit by concrete falling from the second floor of flats in Sha Tsui Road, Tsuen Wan. She was treated at Yan Chai Hospital.