Visitor discovers woman's body in flat
A 46-year-old woman was found dead inside her Wong Tai Sin flat yesterday. A visitor raised the alarm when the woman failed to answer the door when she knocked. An ambulance was called and the woman was certified dead.
Disorderly passenger case adjourned
Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court adjourned the case of a Japanese tourist charged with behaving in a disorderly manner on a Cathay Pacific flight until January 17 so the prosecution could get further legal advice. Kumagai Shinobu, 40, who was drunk on the flight from Japan to Hong Kong on December 31, did not make a plea and was released on HK$5,000 bail.
Concern group demands more university places
Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organisation chairman Cheung Man-ping called on the government to increase university places since more students were vying for tertiary education under the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education system. Cheung said the 15,000 places available would not meet the needs of the 70,000 to 80,000 students expected to take the exam each year.
Expat drunk driver banned for two years
A man was fined HK$6,000 and banned from driving for two years after he admitted driving with an alcohol level three times the lawful limit. Gavin Forsgate, 23, a British citizen, pleaded guilty at Eastern Court yesterday to drink driving and speeding. He was arrested in Tai Tam Road on October 20 after failing a breath test, following police interception. Forsgate must complete a driving improvement course at his own expense before he can drive again.