Detained TVB worker is alleged to owe $300,000 in football gambling debts A TVB worker suspected of hacking a man to death with an axe was arrested after he surrendered to police before dawn yesterday. The suspect, 44, who has worked in TVB's art department for about seven years, turned himself in to Sai Kung police at 5.30am. The victim was Chan Lam-tai, 64, the proprietor of a cleaning firm contracted to TVB who died after the attack on Sunday. Police said initial investigations indicated the suspect owed Chan money. The suspect is believed to have soccer gambling debts of $300,000. Police said he was suffering a cut on left wrist when he turned up alone at the police station. He was taken to Tseung Kwan O Hospital and later transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was treated. The suspect was in the hospital's custodial ward last night. No charge has been laid against him. Chan was attacked on a hillside near Po Lo Che Road, Sai Kung, at midday on Sunday. Suffering chop wounds to his head and neck, he left a trail of blood as he staggered from the scene. He managed to call his son-in-law on a mobile phone before collapsing. Chan died in Tseung Kwan O Hospital. Yesterday, about 40 officers from the Police Tactical Unit armed with metal detectors mounted a search for a weapon near the scene of the crime, but failed to find anything. The Tai Kee cleaning company owned by Chan has been a contractor for TVB for about 30 years, according to a TVB spokesman. Superintendent Cheung Kim-ping, of the Kowloon East regional crime unit, said it appeared the suspect owed Chan money. 'The victim was killed in a dispute over money. We're still investigating how much money was involved and what the debt was about,' he said. Chan reportedly told his family before he left home on Sunday that he was going to recover some money. It is not known if the suspect's football gambling debts are owed to bookmakers or individuals. Yesterday, relatives burned incense and paper offerings for Chan in a ritual on Po Lo Che Road.