City Digest

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 February, 2012, 12:00am


Four officers hurt subduing inmate

Four officers at Stanley Prison were injured subduing an inmate who tried to resist a search of his cell on Saturday. The 35-year-old inmate reacted violently when told the cell was to be searched. He destroyed fittings in the cell and attacked an officer trying to enter it. The search team used anti-riot foam to subdue him. The officers and inmate were treated at the prison clinic.

Five drivers arrested for illegal racing

Five drivers were arrested for illegal racing and driving without insurance early yesterday morning after their cars were stopped while travelling along Castle Peak Road towards Yuen Long above the speed limit. None of the men, aged 20 to 25, was injured in the operation.

Air passengers up in January but cargo down

The airport handled 4.87 million passengers last month, up 12.5 per cent on January last year, thanks to the early Lunar New Year, the Airport Authority said. But cargo throughput fell 17.5 per cent on poor seasonal demand.

Five-day shutdown for Peak Tram maintenance

The Peak Tram will be out of service from March 12 to 16 inclusive for maintenance. Frequency of minibus No 1 between Central and The Peak will be increased, and New World First Bus No 15 from the Central ferry piers will temporarily pick up at the Garden Road terminus.

Vandals throw corrosive fluid over five vehicles

Five vehicles on a company's premises in Sheung Shui were damaged when corrosive liquid was thrown on them early yesterday morning. Police said they were trying to find a motive behind the damage.

Rally by 200 calls for handouts to the needy

About 200 people rallied yesterday in protest against the budget, which they said ignored the poor, and to demand handouts to the needy, a universal pension scheme, more funding to health services and the building of more public housing.

Truck driver says dog caused him to lose control

A truck driver in his mid-20s who crashed into a row of roadside water barricades on the Tolo Highway at Kwong Fuk Estate at about 5am yesterday said he lost control of his truck when he swerved to miss a dog. The driver, who passed a breath test, escaped injury, but the truck was badly damaged.