Undercover police arrest 14 in brothel sting Twelve mainland prostitutes and two alleged brothel operators were arrested after two undercover police went to a 24-hour Mongkok brothel. The arrests were made at 8pm on Monday after the police went to the first floor of a Portland Street brothel masquerading as garment company workers. Chief Inspector Tony Siu Kit-hung said the brothel had a steel door and a code was required to gain access. The women, aged between 18 and 26, and the two alleged operators were being held for questioning. The two local men, aged 19 and 36, would likely be charged with operating a vice establishment. Parents hide in room to escape berserk son Firefighters rescued a couple from their third-floor flat in Sau Mau Ping after they locked themselves in a bedroom to escape their knife-wielding son. It is believed the son, 28, with a history of mental illness, wanted to kill them before committing suicide. Firefighters used a hydraulic platform to rescue the couple, aged 51 and 53, from their unit. The standoff ended at 11am when firefighters broke through the flat door and police subdued the man. He was sent to hospital for examination. Prison guard jailed for smuggling for inmate Prison guard Mak Wing-wa was jailed for four years for accepting $60,000 to unauthorised items, including drugs, items into Stanley Prison. Mak, 38, pleaded guilty in the District Court, which heard he smuggled the items for inmate Chan Yee-lap in November 2003 and January last year. Chan, who has been freed, failed to attended court and is being hunted. Hygiene on the improve Community hygiene improved over the three months to November last year, the latest cleanliness index shows. Among the nine districts recording better hygiene standards, Sha Tin and Shamshuipo showed significant improvement. Officer foils suicide bid A police constable, alerted by a passer-by, jumped into the sea to rescue a 90-year-old woman off the North Point ferry pier at 5.30am. The woman told police she had attempted suicide because of family problems. Businessman chopped A 43-year-old Korean businessman was recovering in hospital last night after an attacker chopped him from behind in Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay, on the way to his office at 8am. Mark Six Two tickets each won first prize of $2,500,000 in last night's draw. The numbers were 4, 5, 6, 8, 20 and 38. The extra number was 35. Two tickets each won second prize of $584,165. Third prize paid $16,410.