Half of littering tourists leave without paying fine Nearly half of all tourists hit with the new $1,500 littering fine left Hong Kong without paying, leaving authorities $150,000 out of pocket. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said yesterday the government had issued 6,267 fixed-penalty notices for littering, of which 205 were issued to tourists, since the fines were increased from $600 to $1,500 on June 26. homes warned about respiratory infections The government has asked all homes for the elderly, child-care centres and homes for the disabled to take stringent infection control measures to prevent outbreaks of respiratory tract infection. A spokesman for the Health Department said there were outbreaks in five homes for the elderly and one child-care centre last month, with 44 people affected. suspect in sheung shui murder released on bail One of the two suspects arrested over the murder of the co-owner of a roast meat shop in Sheung Shui was released on bail after being held for questioning for nearly 48 hours. The man, 42, had formerly employed the victim - Tse Yiu-yuen. The other suspect, also 42, was still being held for questioning. Fake brand-name cosmetics seized in raid Customs officers arrested two men and a woman and seized about 2,400 bogus brand-name cosmetic products during a raid on a Hunghom shop. The $675,000 haul, including lipsticks and perfume, was seized from the Shun On Street store on Monday. One man, 36, was released on bail pending further inquiries and the other two were released after questioning. Wanted man arrested after bill dispute in club A man wanted by Mongkok police in connection with a firearms-related case was arrested after his friends had a dispute with staff of a Mongkok nightclub over being overcharged for their bill. During police inquiries at the Bute Street nightclub about 6am, officers identified the 35-year-old suspect and arrested him. tribute to fallen police A ceremony to pay tribute to police officers and auxiliary policemen killed in the line of duty was held at the police headquarters in Wan Chai.