Motorcyclist killed in crash was speeding A novice rider was killed when his head struck safety railings after his motorcycle crashed in Kwai Chung yesterday. The motorcyclist was exceeding the 50km/h speed limit and was not displaying a 'P' plate, according to a police source. Wong Chi-ho, 27, who gained his licence in June, lost control of the motorcycle on a bend in Ching Cheung Road near the Kwai Chung container terminal at 8.30am while on his way to work. He was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was declared dead. Parrots snatched from garage Two parrots worth $13,000 were stolen from a Kowloon Tong garage - the second such theft in a week. The two bird cages were hanging outside the first-floor apartment of the two-storey block in College Road, where the 48-year-old owner of the garage lives. When he woke up at 7am he found the umbrella cockatoo and African grey parrot missing and called police. On Thursday, 14 parrots with a combined value of $200,000 were stolen from a parrot shop at Mongkok Bird Garden. Insecticide row ends in chopping A man, 77, was chopped in the head and on the hands by his flatmate after he sprayed insecticide in Kowloon City, police said. The flatmate, 71, who has a history of mental illness, attacked the victim with a chopper in their Fung Yi Street flat after a heated argument about 7.15am. The victim was treated for head and hand injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His flatmate was being held for questioning in Kowloon City police station. Encephalitis hotline Twenty-three New Territories residents have called a hotline on Japanese encephalitis since the fourth case of the mosquito-borne disease was confirmed on Monday. The five-year-old victim remained in stable condition yesterday. Three injured in crash Three men were injured when a car collided head-on with a taxi in Tseung Kwan O Tunnel at 4.30am.