Cook in court over killing
A cook appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday for allegedly killing a pregnant Sri Lankan woman at a flat in Un Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan. Tsoi Wai-hung, 43, entered no plea to a charge of murdering Rajapaksha Jeewanthi Kumari on Monday. The case was adjourned to October 25 and Tsoi was remanded in custody.
Eight rescued after boat sinks
Seven women and a man were rescued after their dragon boat capsized in Deep Water Bay last night. Police said the paddlers, aged 22 to 52, fell into the sea when the boat overturned off Sham Shui Kok at 8.40pm.
33 arrested in vice raids
Police and immigration officers arrested 33 suspected mainland prostitutes in a crackdown in Tsim Sha Tsui. Officers raided two karaoke nightclubs in Science Museum Road and Carnarvon Road at 10.15pm on Wednesday. The women, holders of two-way permits or mainland passports, were arrested for breaching their conditions of stay.
Tranquillizer haul seized
Five Indian men aged between 27 and 37 were in custody last night after tranquillizers worth more than HK$200,000 were seized in a flat at Chungking Mansions in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, on Wednesday. Police said a tip-off led to the arrests.
No tickets won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 8, 22, 29, 35, 40 and 41. The extra number was 6. Seven tickets each won second prize of HK$570,455. Third prize paid HK$34,350.