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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

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Passport mismatch exposes exam imposters

Three mainlanders, aged 23 to 24, were arrested yesterday after they tried to enter a public examination venue with false identification documents. Employees at a Lai King centre, where a Toefl exam was to be held, found the trio's personal data did not match that in the passports they produced, police said. The Examinations and Assessment Authority, which is the agent for Toefl in Hong Kong, said the three genuine candidates whom the mainlanders were trying to pose as would be disqualified. Some 160 other students took part in the exam.

Police injured in scuffle at Lady Gaga concert queue

Four policemen were injured in an arrest of three men who disrupted a queue at a Tuen Mun shop that was to start ticket sales tomorrow for US pop singer Lady Gaga's concerts. Police said the trio, aged 21 to 33, toppled stools and chairs that others had placed in the queue at about 4am outside the sales outlet in Tuen Lung Street. The trio put up a struggle and the policemen sustained injuries to their eyes and limbs. The officers were admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital. The trio were arrested for assaulting police officers, resisting arrest, and misconduct in a public place.

Superbug infects man who visited mainland

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the sixth case of superbug infection after an 82-year-old man fell ill. The man was confirmed infected with NDM Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae after he was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on February 11. He visited the mainland on January 6 and was sent to a hospital there on February 6 after he fainted. He is in stable condition.

Elderly woman steals from supermarket

An 86-year old woman was arrested for stealing food at a supermarket in Kornhill Road, Taikoo. Supermarket workers caught the woman stealing three packs of salmon bones, police said. She was bailed out last night.