Police arrest 11 for gambling in raid on flat Police arrested 11 people, including a woman on a two-way permit, and seized $27,000 in an anti-gambling operation early yesterday in Yau Ma Tei. The group, aged between 21 and 65, were playing mahjong when officers raided a Shanghai Street flat at about 3am. mercury to hit year high Monday is expected to be the hottest day of the year, the Observatory said, with temperatures expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius - passing the 33.4 degrees recorded on June 3. The hot weather is caused by a tropical cyclone approaching Taiwan's eastern waters. officer injured by drunk A policeman injured his arm in a scuffle with a drunken man, 42, who had been arguing with a security guard in Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long. The man punched a constable trying to stop him boarding a taxi. knifeman robs prostitute A man armed with a knife escaped with $800 and a mobile phone after tying up a prostitute at a building in Tsuen Wan Market Street. The woman, 34, was unhurt. Officers mounted a search but found no trace of the man. driving offences top 6,000 A total of 4,914 speeding offences were detected during a city-wide operation from June 5 to July 2. In addition, there were 689 traffic signal offences, 1,350 offences related to seatbelts and 344 cases involving mobile phones. Five drivers were summonsed for dangerous driving and 178 for careless driving. patient sets bed alight A 67-year-old man was arrested for allegedly using a cigarette lighter to burn the mattress of his bed in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It was put out by staff members and no one was hurt.