City Digest, January 8, 2013
Mother tried to jump from bridge with baby
A 37-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to jump off a footbridge with her 18-month-old son in Mong Kok at 11am yesterday. A passer-by called police. By the time officers arrived the woman had calmed down and mother and son were not injured. The infant was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital for examination.
HKBN's sixth fine after deceptive advert
Hong Kong Broadband Network was fined HK$120,000 by the Communications Authority for a "misleading or deceptive" advertising campaign. The firm claimed to offer PCCW customers who switch to a residential fixed line a monthly fee of just HK$9.90. This was the operator's sixth fine for breaching section 7M of the Telecommunications Ordinance.
British consulate prefers snail mail
The city's British consulate-general will accept passport applications only by post and couriers from March 1. It advised applicants to use registered post. Applications should be sent to the Regional Passport Processing Centre, 5th Floor, 1 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Pedestrians free woman from car crush
Five pedestrians lifted up a Mercedes-Benz to rescue a 48-year-old woman who was trapped under the vehicle in Tsuen Wan yesterday. The accident happened after the driver lost control of the car, crashed into a parked vehicle, mounted the pavement and hit the pedestrian in Shui Wo Street at about 9.30am. She was treated for leg injuries at Princess Margaret Hospital. Police said the driver, aged 71, later passed a breathalyser test.
Endangered species seized by customs
Customs seized a container of health food, dried seafood and meat of endangered species worth HK$8 million at Lok Ma Chau control point. A 52-year-old man driving the container truck said he was carrying "deer antlers". The seizure included dried crocodile meat and dried seahorses.