In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 April, 2011, 12:00am


Fetus woman arrested

The woman who reported to police on Thursday she had flushed a fetus down the toilet at a fast food restaurant in Tsuen Wan, was yesterday arrested for 'concealing the birth of a child'. The 37-year-old woman was released on bail and told to report back to police later this month. The fetus had not been found by yesterday. The woman went to hospital for treatment a few hours after she gave birth to the baby, who, she had told police, she thought had been dead.

Acid attacker, 70, gets 12 years

A 70-year-old who attacked his ex-wife with acid as she slept was jailed for 12 years in the Court of First Instance. Sin Wa-chiu, who refused to move out of their home in Kwai Chung after they divorced in 2009, admitted pouring the corrosive liquid on Leung Mei-ying, 45, last April. Leung was blinded and her face disfigured as 14 per cent of her body was burned, the court heard.

Pair in court over wildlife haul

Two mainlanders appeared in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday after being arrested for attempting to smuggle 490kg of lobsters, 342 protected snakes, 202 head of frozen pangolin carcasses and 140.5kg of pangolin scales. Su Xiongji, 34, and Su Jingying, 40, were intercepted on board a speedboat off Sha Chau (Sand Island). Police said the haul was worth about HK$550,000. The case was adjourned to May 9.

Anti-triad unit hunts knife gang

Anti-triad officers were hunting a gang of at least 10 people who stormed into a guest house in Woosung Street, Yau Ma Tei, and attacked a tenant with knives. The victim, 51, who suffered cuts to the head and left side of his body, was treated at Kwong Wah Hospital.

Airport breaks daily flight record

Hong Kong International Airport broke its daily flight-handling record with a total of 983 on Thursday, 10.3 per cent more than the daily average of 891 flight movements. The previous single-day record was on December 17, when there were 973.

Tax agreement signed with Spain

The city government signed an agreement with Spain to avoid double taxation and help prevent evasion of income taxes. It is the 20th such agreement that has been signed by Hong Kong.