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Tommy Lewis

'Teddy' kept them guessing

Tommy Lewis was known for decades as sai fei (western teddy boy). It was a nickname given to him by the Chinese press.

Wednesday, 18 August, 2004, 12:00am

'Teddy' kept them guessing

Tommy Lewis was known for decades as sai fei (western teddy boy). It was a nickname given to him by the Chinese press.

Tommy always said the Chinese reporters called him sai fei because he worked for an English-language newspaper, sported a James Dean haircut, and wore colourful shirts and stovepipe trousers.

18 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Respected news hound loved living in the firing line

Tommy Lewis

1939 - 2004

Thomas Victor Lewis, aka sai fei, was a pioneer in newspaper reporting in Hong Kong. In his 45 years in journalism, he set the standards for those who came after him.

He was always at the forefront of dangerous jobs, came within a whisker of losing his life - and relished every minute of it.

26 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Arrested trio are linked to laundering of $400m

A man and two women who allegedly laundered $400 million in proceeds from illegal bookmaking activities in Macau through bank accounts in Hong Kong have been arrested after an investigation.

19 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Girl struck by falling stone

Doctors were last night fighting to save the life of a five-year-old girl who was hit on the head by a sharpening stone that fell from a residential block of flats at Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun.

8 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Car stolen with girl asleep inside

A 10-year-old girl was taken on a terrifying ride by knife-wielding thieves last night after they stole her father's car without noticing her asleep in the back seat.

Thirty minutes into the journey, the two men let the girl go and told her to find her way home.

14 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Officer held over alleged gun breach

A detective was arrested yesterday after allegedly pulling out his service revolver during an argument with a Yau Ma Tei restaurant owner, who refused to give a discount to him and his friends.

8 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Yip offers $500,000 in quest for witness

Notorious gangster Yip Kai-foon believes a witness could clear him over the 1996 shootout with police that ended his criminal career - and is offering $500,000 to anyone who knows where she is.

But he will only pay up if identifying her results in him being cleared.

4 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Body in wheelchair found in harbour

The body of a man tied to a wheelchair was found floating near the shoreline of the Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront yesterday morning.

A baby sling had been strapped around his waist to bind him to the wheelchair, while his arms and legs were bound to the chair with tape and strips of cloth.

3 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

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