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Tourists in Hong Kong say they were raped by bogus police officer

Detectives from Yau Tsim police are investigating reports that a man posing as a police officer raped two tourists.

The man was wearing casual clothes when he approached the women on Nanking Street, Yau Ma Tei, on Monday, but showed them a card and falsely identified himself as a police officer before convincing them to accompany him.

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014, 6:07pm

'Smuggler caught with diamonds in his pants'

Travellers cross into the mainland at Lo Wu. The smuggler is also alleged to have hidden jewellery in his underwear. Photo: Felix Wong.

A man from Hong Kong was caught at a checkpoint at Shenzhen trying to smuggle more than 7,000 diamonds in his underwear, according to a mainland media report.

The man was stopped at the Shenzhen Bay crossing last Thursday after customs officers noticed he was walking in a peculiar manner, the Guangzhou Daily said.

25 Mar 2014 - 5:20pm

ID card checks introduced at Foshan massage parlours and spas

A foot massage parlour in nearby Dongguan. Foshan police said criminals sometimes hide at the businesses. Photo: Felix Wong

Spas and foot massage parlours in a district of Foshan in Guangdong will have to record details of all their customers and give the information to the authorities from next month.

20 Mar 2014 - 2:31pm

Elderly man leaps to his death after attacking his wife, 66, say police

The wife was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is in a critical condition. Photo: May Tse

Woman in critical condition after reportedly being struck on the head with a hard object by her husband, who then committed suicide.

11 Mar 2014 - 7:33pm

Manhunt after smash-and-grab trio make off with HK$440,000 of goods from Tsuen Wan shop

The smash-and-grab took place at a first-floor shop at the City Landmark on Chun On Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Police are hunting for three members of a smash-and-grab gang after they fled with 11 handbags and wallets worth a total of HK$440,000 from a shop in Tsuen Wan.

Wearing surgical masks, the trio smashed their way into the first-floor shop with sledgehammers in the early hours yesterday.

8 Mar 2014 - 2:48am

Face of taxi driver accused of tying up and robbing young woman passenger

Police say the driver is aged between 50 and 55, is about 1.67 metres tall and has short hair. Officers issued this sketch. Photo: Hong Kong Police

This is the face of a rogue Hong Kong taxi driver who tied up and robbed a young woman passenger travelling in the back of his cab.

Police released the sketch of the suspect and a photograph of his alleged accomplice, who used the 22-year-old victim’s stolen ATM card to withdraw money.

4 Mar 2014 - 5:17pm 2 comments

'I’m Mao' student streaker to be detained in hospital

Wang Hantao was given a two-month hospital order to be carried out at the Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre. Photo: SCMP

A bipolar Baptist University student who ran nude through North Point shouting “I’m Mao Zedong” has been sentenced to two months detention in hospital.

28 Feb 2014 - 4:50pm

New court date for group accused of PLA barracks break-in

The Hong Kong and China flags fly outside the PLA Central Barracks. The break-in prompted concerns from Beijing. Photo: David Wong/SCMP

Four people accused of trespassing at the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Admiralty will return to court next month after a juvenile defendant failed to find a lawyer on time.

27 Feb 2014 - 12:21pm

Kevin Lau, ex-Ming Pao editor injured in savage chopper attack, stable after surgery

Police officers investigate in Sai Wan Ho where Lau (inset) was stabbed. No witnesses to the attack have yet come forward. Photo: AFP

Former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to’s condition has stabilised after surgery and he can write to communicate, his wife Vivian Chan Pik-kwan said on Thursday morning.

1 Mar 2014 - 8:24am 4 comments

Teen detective accused of taking post from people he was investigating

The teenager is accused of taking three letters from the postbox of a building on Boundary Street in Kowloon, above. Photo: SCMP

A teenage private detective has appeared in court accused of taking the post of people he was investigating.

Tong Ka-on, 19, took letters addressed to three women from the postbox of a building on Boundary Street in Kowloon on November 27, the Kowloon City Court heard today.

25 Feb 2014 - 3:43pm

Community service for education official who got friend’s niece into school

The case was heard at Kowloon City Court. Photo: Wan Kam-yan/SCMP

An Education Bureau official who transferred a friend’s niece into a school under her supervision has been sentenced to 140 hours of community service.


25 Feb 2014 - 2:42pm 1 comment

Korean guilty of grabbing at gun of Hong Kong airport policeman

Hong Kong airport

A judge has dismissed a lawyer’s claim that he was merely trying to offer a traditional Korean apology when he grabbed at an airport policeman’s machine gun.

Finding Jang Young-su guilty of attempting to possess a firearm, Deputy Judge Timothy Casewell told the District Court on Wednesday: “I find the defendant’s explanation is a fabrication.”

29 Jan 2014 - 6:03pm 4 comments

No sign of baby body yet as police search at Tseung Kwan O landfill enters second day

Police plough through rubbish as their search for the body of Yu Hoi-ching at Tseung Kwan O Landfill enters its second day. Photo: Edward Wong

More than 100 police officers wearing protective gear resumed their grim task of searching at the Tseung Kwan O landfill on Friday morning in the hope of finding the body of a six-month-old girl.

At about 8am, excavators started digging and removing the garbage into marked areas that had been cordoned off by police.

6 Dec 2013 - 5:52pm

Du Anxiang, murderer of Chinese family of four in Britain, is jailed for 40 years

An undated handout picture obtained in London on November 27, 2013, from Britain's Northamptonshire Police, shows the murdered Ding family. Photo: AFP

A businessman who butchered a Chinese family of four in Britain was told he would likely die in jail as he was sentenced on Thursday for the frenzied revenge attack.

Chinese national Du Anxiang, 54, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court in central England to life in jail with a minimum term of 40 years.

29 Nov 2013 - 5:15pm

Fire in public housing block injures two, forces 200 to flee

The fire on the 14th floor flat at Wang Fu House in Wang Tau Hom Estate that sent 200 residents fleeing on Thursday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

About 200 residents were forced to flee from their 18-storey public housing block in Wong Tai Sin when a junk-filled flat burst into flames on Thursday morning.

27 Sep 2013 - 4:42am