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

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

Toddler is found near reservoir after family dispute

Police were last night seeking to interview the mother of a two-year-old boy, who was located by a massive search yesterday after apparently spending Thursday night alone near the Pokfulam Reservoir in Aberdeen.

The exact circumstances in which the boy went missing are still unknown.

27 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Prostitute started work on 15th birthday

Police have arrested a man after they found him in bed with a child prostitute who said she started work yesterday on her 15th birthday.

The man, 42, was found with the girl in a police raid on a Shamshuipo guesthouse. The girl, a Primary 6 student at a Tai Kok Tsui school, had met the man at a cyber cafe in Jordan earlier in the day.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Torso found on Lantau beach

A decomposed human torso was found washed up on a rocky beach at Cho Wan, Lantau Island, yesterday.

A construction worker, surnamed Wo, 41, discovered the headless and limbless corpse while walking near the beach at about 4.30pm.

The torso is believed to have been cut off above the groin, making it difficult to identify its sex.

9 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Knifeman, 77, arrested after holding wife hostage

An elderly man who allegedly stabbed his wife was arrested after a three-hour hostage drama in his Shamshuipo flat yesterday.

The man, 77, who was reportedly discharged from a mental institution on Wednesday, was disarmed and arrested by police after firemen cut through a chain which he used to lock the gate to his Hau Chi House flat in Li Cheng Uk Estate.

8 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

ICAC arrests reporter for bribery

The Independent Commission Against Corruption last night confirmed it had arrested a reporter from Sudden Weekly magazine and a former security guard for alleged bribery in relation to an unauthorised visit to a movie shoot.

The movie is believed to be Wong Kar-wai's long-awaited epic 2046.

28 May 2003 - 12:00am

Four police wounded in bloody conclusion to siege

Their attacker had locked himself in his Tsing Yi flat over a minor traffic offence

Four policemen suffered severe chop wounds after being attacked by a man who had barricaded himself into his Tsing Yi flat after another officer tried to serve a summons for a minor bicycle offence.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

Quarantined woman popped out to shop

The wife of a Sars patient was informed upon by a neighbour yesterday when she popped out of quarantine in her Yau Ma Tei flat to visit a nearby supermarket.

The woman, aged around 50, was placed under home quarantine in the Sun Lee Building on Reclamation Street after her husband was admitted to hospital with Sars on Tuesday.

1 May 2003 - 12:00am