In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am

Seafood smugglers arrested

Police arrested three Hongkongers, seized HK$1.2 million worth of seafood and impounded three sampans at Plover Cove Country Park. The men had been loading boxes onto a twin-engine speedboat at the So Lo Pun waterfront at about 12.45am. The speedboat, with two other men on board, sped off towards Shenzhen.

Accused, 16, leaps to his death

A 16-year-old leapt to his death from a public housing block in Sha Tin hours before he was due to appear in Kwun Tong Court for assaulting police. He was found unconscious outside Man Wo House on Wo Che Estate at about 6.15am and pronounced dead by paramedics. Police believe he had jumped from the 24th floor.

Fracas over border health scan

A 63-year-old was arrested for assaulting three Health Department workers in a dispute at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint. The assault occurred when the man refused to take off his hat for a body temperature scan, police said.

Immigration crackdown nets 22

Immigration officers arrested 14 illegal workers and eight employers in a crackdown. They raided 22 locations including restaurants, shops and refuse collection points from Tuesday to Thursday.

Surfer saves suicidal 90-year-old

A 50-year-old surfer stopped a 90-year-old from trying to drown himself at Big Wave Bay Beach. The elderly man told a cabbie he was going to commit suicide after taking a taxi from his home in Sun Chun Street, Causeway Bay. Police said the driver sought help from the surfer.

Man held for taking seawater

Hygiene officers arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of taking seawater from the Tuen Mun seashore, a prohibited area, for keeping live fish intended for human consumption.

HK$13,000 taken in street attack

Police are hunting for five men after a Thai man was assaulted and robbed of HK$13,000 in O'Brien Road, Wan Chai, at about 3.30am. The victim, 25, was treated for head injuries at the scene but refused hospital treatment.