Recall of induction cookers over shock risk
Owners of Sanki induction cookers - model number SK-IC810 sold in the city between March and November last year - should cease using the product because of the risk of electric shock. Owners should call Sanki's hotline, 3563 7680, to organise a replacement, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department said.
Former villager charged with electoral corruption
Keith Paul Wong Kwok-pong, 39, was charged on Wednesday with corruption in last January's village representative elections, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said. Wong, who was released on bail, is accused of voting in his former village, Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po, despite having moved to Hong Kong Island in 2006. He will appear in Fanling court today.
Russian in court for alleged bomb hoax
A 27-year-old Russian appeared in Tsuen Wan Court charged with making a bomb hoax on an Asian Airlines flight from the Philippines. Alexey Draganov claimed there was a bomb in his backpack because he was unhappy with the flight attendants' handling of his luggage, the court was told. No plea was entered and the case was adjourned to today.
German tourist stabbed in Causeway Bay robbery
A German tourist was stabbed in the abdomen and arm when robbed in Causeway Bay at about 4pm of about HK$2,000 he had just withdrawn from a bank. The victim ran about 500 metres to the Metropark Hotel on Tung Lo Wan Road for help and was taken to Queen Mary Hospital.
Truck driver arrested for death of elderly woman
A 31-year-old truck driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death after his vehicle hit and killed a 72-year-old woman at the junction of Kok Cheung Street and Fuk Chak Street, Mong Kok, just before 2.30pm yesterday. Police asked that anyone with information on the accident call 2773 5200 or 2773 5258.
160-hour service order for indecent exposure
Chan Wai-lok, 19, was ordered in Wung Tong Court to perform 160 hours of community service for flashing his genitals at neighbours on Tsz Ching Estate, Tsz Wan Shan. Chan had pleaded guilty.