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  1. Security guard jailed for firing shotgun in shopping centre fight

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A security guard who accidentally fired his shotgun in a busy Causeway Bay shopping centre during an argument with a colleague was jailed for eight months yesterday. The incident happened outside retail chain HMV at Style House in the Park Lane Hotel at about 8.50pm on October 3 last year. Choy Chi-wai, 36, a guard with Guardforce, and long-time foe Chan Yick-lung ...

  2. Judge criticises care centre after girl falls prey to molester

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A judge yesterday criticised a community centre for putting children in danger by asking them to eat or drink outside the premises after the court was told that a 10-year-old girl under the centre's care had fallen prey to a molester. District Court Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man called the centre a 'trap' that misled parents into thinking it was a safe ...

  3. Financier was murdered by triads, business partner says

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott When financier Michael Bastion plunged to the pavement from the sixth floor of his plush apartment on Happy Valley's Shiu Fai Terrace in March 2000, no one knew whether he had jumped or been thrown to his death. It is a mystery that has remained unsolved. But now fresh claims about the manner in which Bastion met his end at age 39 could reignite the case. ...

  4. Centre may face prosecution

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... a woman to eat her own faeces. Speaking in the Legislative Council yesterday, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said Southern Centre for the Aged in Ku Tung did not make ... head of elderly care at the centre, fed faeces to Pang Sin-mui, a 65-year-old woman with dementia, twice and slapped her twice between April 2008 and May 2009. She was jailed for six months ...

  5. Man jailed for sexual assault in crisis centre

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A young married man who molested an 18-year-old woman at the Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre was sentenced yesterday to four months in jail. The incident occurred ... the court heard. She struggled and eventually managed to flee. She reported the incident to another woman at the centre the next day. A man who was in the activity room at the time witnessed ...

  6. Student who punched teacher twice in the eye sent to rehabilitation centre

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A Form Three student who punched his teacher in the eye was sent to a rehabilitation centre yesterday. Sentencing Lam Kai-wai, Tsuen Wan magistrate Sham Siu-man said he was shocked by the violence of the 16-year-old, who needed supervision. The court heard that the teacher, Rocky Yung Lok-ki, suffered bruises, tenderness and a 1cm laceration near his eye, but his ...

  7. Ex-financial controller jailed over $9.6m graft

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The former financial controller of an electronic products manufacturer, who had been on the run for seven years, was imprisoned yesterday for accepting $9.6 million in bribes. Grace Chan Seong-I, 45, was extradited from the United States last August to stand trial in Hong Kong after leaving the city in 1995. She was convicted on February 2 after pleading ...

  8. Judge wants job training centres for drug addicts in prison

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Angel Lau A judge sentencing two teenagers to jail yesterday called for the creation of prison job training centres to accommodate young drug addicts. Tsang Tsz-lung, 19, and Chan Ching-wai, 18, had asked to be sent to the Drug Addiction Treatment Centre on Hei Ling Chau, but District Court judge Chua Fi-lan refused their request. Instead, Tsang was jailed for two years ...

  9. Knife attacker sent to training centre

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... centre yesterday. Mr Justice Thomas Gall said the sentence would provide the youth with disciplinary and scholastic training needed to put his life back into perspective. The training period ... of his young age at the time of the offences. Probation, training centre and detention centre reports described him as self-centred and introverted, requiring discipline in his life. The judge ...

  10. Girl, 16, who tortured her friend sent to rehab centre

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a rehabilitation centre. The Correctional Services Department will decide how long the 16-year-old, whose identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons, will be held. Magistrate Bina Chainrai imposed ... that the defendant had a record of quarrelling with and beating her mother, who was also in court yesterday. She decided a term in a rehabilitation centre would be the most appropriate sentence. The court ...




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