Details of proposed work on Kam Pok Road published in Gazette
Details of modifications to the proposed land resumption for the improvement and extension works at Kam Pok Road, Yuen Long, were published in the Government Gazette. The work includes construction of a new road connecting the existing Kam Pok Road to Castle Peak Road and improvement of a private section of Kam Pok Road east of Pok Wai South Road. There was a dispute last year between Fairview Park residents and nearby villagers over the use of a private road through the estate.
Boat pair held after chase
Two Hong Kong men were arrested when marine police intercepted a speedboat after a 6-kilometre chase off Tuen Mun yesterday. Police said the boats collided during the pursuit at about 12.30am. The men, aged 27 and 34, and a police officer were injured and treated at Tuen Mun Hospital. The men refused to stop the boat when police approached off Lung Kwu Tan and were intercepted off Pearl Island. Two radio transmitters, suspected to be unlicensed, were found on board.
Loot seized but smugglers escape
Police seized computer hard disks and laptop computers worth HK$2.2 million and a car in Sai Kung. Some 10 men were seen loading boxes of goods from a car onto two speedboats near the University of Science and Technology at about 5.30am. As police approached, they abandoned the car and goods and escaped in the boats. No one was arrested.
Worker hit by truck dies
A worker, 38, who was injured when a dump truck crashed into a cordoned-off section of the Kwun Tong Bypass in Kowloon Bay on Thursday, died in United Christian Hospital. A colleague, 29, escaped serious injury. The truck driver, who was arrested for dangerous driving, has been released on bail and will report back to police on Monday.
Greenpeace East Asia launched
Greenpeace announced the launch of Greenpeace East Asia with the goal of driving more effective and efficient environmental protection campaigns in the region with strengthened cross-border co-ordination.
HK$800,000 in jewellery stolen
Jewellery worth about HK$800,000 was stolen from a store in Portland Street, Mong Kok. Police were called at about 10am when the owner, 53, arrived for work and found the store's front gate broken open. The shop had been ransacked.
Buildings sprayed with graffiti
The outer walls of several buildings in Hill Road, Sai Ying Pun, and a parked truck were spray-painted with graffiti. Police are investigating.