MAN IN A HURRY HIT BY TAXI AFTER SLAPPING WOMAN A 60-year-old woman was slapped twice across the face yesterday after trying to stop a man elbowing his way down an escalator near the Jusco department store in Quarry Bay. The man, aged 32, was then knocked down outside in Hong On Street by a taxi whose driver responded to the woman's cries. The man suffered injuries to his knees and hands and was treated at Eastern Hospital. He told police that he was in a hurry and had accidentally elbowed the woman. MOTHER APPEALS FOR HELP TO FIND DAUGHTER, 13 A desperate mother has appealed for help to find her 13-year-old daughter, who has been missing from Hunghom since Friday. The mother of Yeung Ping-ping said she failed to return home after having lunch with a classmate after school. Ping-ping was last seen wearing a white school uniform, blue vest, white socks and black shoes. Police urged anyone who may have any information to call them on 2761 8254 or 2761 8257. NINE DRIVERS ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL STREET RACING Police arrested nine drivers for illegal street racing in Tai Po during an anti-car race operation. A taskforce set up by New Territories North traffic police intercepted the nine on Tai Po Road. One of the drivers was arrested for organising an illegal car race and the rest for taking part in the race. Of the nine, three were also held for possessing a radio without a licence. SENIOR CITIZEN TO HELP LAUNCH CRIME CAMPAIGN A senior citizen who foiled a scam of street swindlers will share his experience with dozens of others today at a ceremony to kick off the Fight Crime Publicity Campaign. This year's campaign has an emphasis on avoiding street deception. The launch will include highlights from an eight-episode TV series City Swindlers produced by Radio Television Hong Kong.