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City Digest

Guards charged over death in custody

Thursday, 1 March, 2012, 12:00am

Rifle association 'may retain use of Lai Chi Kok shooting range after government reclaims site'

A shooting range run by the Hong Kong Rifle Association could stay open even if the government reclaimed it, the Water Supplies Department said yesterday.

The association has been operating at the Kau Wah Keng shooting range at a reservoir in Lai Chi Kok since 1964.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Drugs hidden by swallowing

A 33-year-old man admitted to Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre was found to have hidden more than seven tablets of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheets in his body yesterday. The man was admitted to the centre on Monday on a charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. Officers had information he might have swallowed drugs and put him under observation.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Project shows need for de facto referendum

It was a relief that the funding approval for the high-speed rail link to the mainland was deferred until this month.

The construction cost of this rail link is simply too expensive and is grossly cost-ineffective.

4 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Remand prisoner dies at Lai Chi Kok

A 33-year-old man died at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday, two days after he was remanded there on a charge of obtaining property by deception. The Correctional Services Department said the man, surnamed Chen, was found unconscious at 7.30am and was immediately given first aid at the prison. He was certified dead at Princess Margaret Hospital an hour later.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Inquest into prison death

An inquest will be held into the death of a 39-year-old inmate found hanging in his cell at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on Wednesday. The man, surnamed Tso, who had been charged with theft, was sent to the centre on August 27. Prison guards found him hanging from a rope made from strips of cloth torn from his trousers at about 9.30pm.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Prisoners caught secreting drugs

A man remanded to Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on a drug charge on Wednesday was yesterday found to have swallowed 33 packets of suspected heroin. Acting on a tip-off that he may have ingested drugs, staff put the 54-year-old man in an isolation cell, where he later passed the packets.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

City Briefs

New inmate passes 20 packets of heroin

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

Five injured in tuen mun karaoke lounge fight

Five men were hurt yesterday after being attacked by a group with bottles in a Tuen Mun karaoke lounge. A policeman had to use pepper spray to break up the fight after he too was pelted with bottles. Twenty-one people were arrested. The incident occurred after two customers bumped into each other.

8 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Teenager's rights violated by 6-day spell in solitary

A 14-year-old boy kept in solitary confinement for six days at a boys' home had his human rights violated, a magistrate said yesterday.

Kwun Tong magistrate Tsang Fan-hoi ruled that the teenager did not have to answer to a charge of attempting to escape from O Pui Shan Boys' Home, Lai Chi Kok, in August since it was questionable whether he should have been held.

27 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Heroin arrests

TWO men were arrested and 6.7 kilograms of heroin worth $2.5 million seized in Mongkok and Lai Chi Kok. The pair, aged 34 and 38, were caught in a second-floor flat at Sai Yeung Choi Street, where police found six kilograms of the drug. Another 700 grams was found in a third-floor flat at Lai Chi Kok Road.

5 May 1995 - 12:00am

Addict loses jail appeal

A DRUG addict swallowed nine packets of heroin before going to a detention centre, to ensure he would have a ready supply while inside. But he choked up two of them in front of officers while being processed at Lai Chi Kok, the High Court heard yesterday.

28 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Bomb found

A DEACTIVATED wartime bomb was found on a Lai Chi Kok construction site. The rusty shell, measuring 30 centimetres long and 10 cm in diameter, was found buried in mud by a worker just before 12.30 pm at the Po Lun Street site.

27 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Bus drivers hurt in crash

POLICE are investigating a bus accident in Tuen Mun which injured 54 people yesterday. The Kowloon-bound bus was taking 54 drivers to Lai Chi Kok bus terminus to begin their shifts at 4 am when it overturned at the Fu Tei roundabout. Four drivers were in hospital in fair condition.

31 Jan 1993 - 12:00am