In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 November, 2010, 12:00am

Scam suspect seized in Mong Kok

Police arrested a 24-year-old man from Taiwan yesterday for cheating at least three Chinese nationals living in Japan out of more than HK$120,000. He was stopped in Mong Kok when he went to get the money. Officers later seized HK$25,000 in a guest house.

Man held after arson attempt

A 52-year-old man was arrested after he tried to set fire to the reception area of the Shui On Centre on Harbour Road, Wan Chai, last night. He had demanded to see Shui On Group chairman Vincent Lo Hong-shui He was subdued by staff.

Activist fined HK$4,000

Activist Leung Wing-lai, 28, was fined HK$4,000 in Fanling Court after he was found guilty of disorderly behaviour for jumping on a Commercial Radio car in Tai Po in May, in a protest over free speech.

Police hunt for woman

Police are looking for a 38-year-old woman who was reported missing by her husband on November 2. An officer said money had been withdrawn from her bank accounts.

Officers injured during ID check

Two policemen and an off-duty officer were injured while arresting a mainlander who tried to run off during an identity check in Shau Kei Wan. The mainlander, 48, was arrested for assaulting police and failing to carry identification.

Dripping taps cause concern

Toilet managers have been asked to increase checks against dripping taps after more than 5 per cent of the taps in public toilets were found to be faulty. Friends of the Earth inspected taps in 431 public toilets in eight districts.

New trains for light-rail network

Twenty-two new trains will join the light-rail fleet by early next year. The first eight went into service yesterday. Half of the 141 light-rail trains were more than 20 years old, Kowloon-Canton Railway chief officer James Blake said.

Watch stolen from car

A car that was reported missing in Causeway Bay at 2am was found abandoned in Kam Fong Street, Mong Kok, at about 8.30am. Police said a HK$20,000 watch was stolen.

Women held after drugs raid

Two women were arrested after a raid in which heroin worth HK$1.2 million was seized in To Kwa Wan.