Man critical after being chopped in dispute
A subcontractor was fighting for his life last night after being chopped in a dispute over HK$2,000 in unpaid wages. The man, 48, and two colleagues were erecting a frame for a signboard in Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, at about 1.30am when a former employee arrived to demand the money he was owed. When told he could not have the money, the ex-employee drew a knife and attacked the man. His colleagues alerted a security guard, who called police. The attacker, who was aged about 50, fled.
mainlanders held over robbery gang
Police believe they have smashed a gang that recruited mainlanders to commit robberies in Hong Kong, after the arrest of its alleged ringleader and three mainland accomplices. The three, who are in their late 20s, were arrested at a godown in Choi Fai Street, Sheung Shui, hours after they arrived from Shenzhen. The alleged mastermind, 44, is a Hong Kong resident. The four men were allegedly planning to rob a second-hand mobile phone trading firm in Kowloon, according to police. Officers seized pepper spray from one of the mainlanders and found four knives, two cutters and some plastic cords inside the godown. Police also seized about 4,000 second-hand mobile phones, worth about HK$400,000.
Former Hyatt worker admits bribery case
A former materials officer for the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong admitted accepting more than HK$100,000 in bribes from the hotel's meat supplier over 10 years. Lamy Chan Lam-mei, 47, pleaded guilty before District Court Deputy Judge Amanda Woodcock to two charges of accepting an advantage. The court heard that Chan received bribes from frozen-meat supplier Shing Kam Ho between October 1995 and December 2005.
Window hits pedestrian
A woman was arrested after a window fell from her flat in Shui Wo Street, Kwun Tong, as she was cleaning it and struck a pedestrian - a woman, aged 56, who needed hospital treatment for head injuries.
Woman hit by delivery van
A 78-year-old woman was seriously injured after being hit by a delivery van at the junction of Shatin Pass Road and Ming Fung Street, Wong Tai Sin, soon after 9am.
hunt for attackers
Police are seeking three men who punched and kicked a man as he left a pub in Minden Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, soon after 4am. Their victim, 34, was treated for head injuries. The attackers, who were in their 30s, had fled by the time police arrived.
Two tickets each won first prize of HK$27,617,675 in last night's draw. The numbers were 11, 12, 19, 22, 42, and 47. The extra number was 36. Two tickets each won second prize of HK$2,872,555. Third prize paid HK$38,880.