City Digest, October 5, 2012

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 3:26am

Cabbie drives off with HK$60,000 in boot

Police were seeking a taxi driver last night after he drove off with two suitcases in his boot containing valuables and HK$60,000 in cash. The cabbie had dropped off three mainland visitors - two women and a man - in Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, at about 9.30am after they paid their fare and drove off before they could get their luggage out of the boot.

Pupils bring home 8 mathematics medals

Secondary school pupils won a gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the China Western Mathematical Invitation competition, which was held from September 26 to October 1 in Hohhot , Inner Mongolia . The gold went to Form Four pupil Lau Chun-ting of St Paul's Co-educational College. The silver medallists were Form Five pupils Hui Pak-nam (La Salle College), Wong Sze-nga (Diocesan Girls' School) and Cheung Ka-wai (Munsang College on Hong Kong Island).

Not guilty plea on poisoning husband

A 41-year-old woman denied poisoning her 38-year-old husband. Sabrina Leung Wai-king pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court to one count of wounding with intent. Her husband had told police that Leung giving him some health food and cake to eat was the last thing he remembered before waking on a slope in Stanley with multiple burns, believed to have been caused by acid.

Police arrest 14 mainland prostitutes

Police and immigration officers arrested 14 mainlanders suspected of working illegally as prostitutes in three hotels and two flats in Wan Chai during a seven-hour operation that ended at 1am yesterday. Officers disguised as customers collected evidence before making arrests, police said.

Hunt for sender of parcel of stun guns

Police are searching for the sender of a parcel to Australia containing three stun guns. The guns were found when the parcel was opened by post office staff after its return because the addressee could not be located.

Smugglers escape in boat as police move in

Police and customs officers seized HK$170,000 worth of computer hard disks and a van after raiding a group of men loading a speedboat at the Sai Kung waterfront at 12.30am. The men escaped on the boat.

Mum calls police after son takes ketamine

A 21-year-old man was arrested for possession of a small amount of ketamine after his 51-year-old mother saw him using the illegal drug at their Sau Mau Ping home and called police.