In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 November, 2010, 12:00am

48 arrested over fraudulent traffic accident claims

Police arrested 44 men and four women, aged 16 to 54, in a two-day operation to combat fraudulent claims of traffic accident victim assistance. The operation was launched after police detected suspicious claims in an earlier joint investigation with the Social Welfare Department into several traffic accidents of a similar nature between mid-2008 and September this year. Most of those injured in the accidents submitted falsified information to the department for claims totalling HK$2.1 million.

3,200 jobs up for grabs at fair

More than 3,200 jobs will be offered during a two-day recruitment fair at Sha Tin Town Hall on Thursday and Friday. Forty-two organisations from the catering, retail, property management and transport industries will recruit on the spot, offering salaries of HK$6,000 to HK$10,000 a month.

Candle may have caused flat fire

A candle is believed to have caused a fire in which a 51-year-old man was injured in an apartment in Shelter Street, Causeway Bay. He was treated for burns to his hands and face at Ruttonjee Hospital.

Three sought over shop theft

Police are searching for three men over the theft of dried seafood worth HK$430,000 from a shop in Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan. A woman saw the men in an alley acting suspiciously and told police.

Woman hit by delivery van

A 57-year-old woman was fighting for her life in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being knocked unconscious by a delivery van in Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, at about 9am.