Student denies indecent assault An A-level student at Queen's College, Jack Hui, 18, pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court yesterday to indecently assaulting a flight attendant sitting next to him on a bus. He is alleged to have touched her thigh after she fell asleep. Hui was released on bail and the trial set for September 28. Man in court over brawl charges Businessman Alan Chan Hung-yip, 28, pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court to two counts of assault. He is alleged to have assaulted Japanese model and actor Takuya Suzuki and his friend Akifumi Osumi in Volar Bar in Central on May 19. Chan was released on bail and a two-day trial is scheduled for October 2. Bus companies' vow on safety KMB will install additional guard rails to protect front-row upper-deck passengers on buses not fitted with seat belts within eight months, 10 months ahead of schedule, and New World First Bus will complete the work on its Citybus fleet in 12 months instead of 18, the companies promised. Thefts at columbarium Police and hygiene department officers are investigating the forcing open of 57 niches at a columbarium in Cape Collinson, Chai Wan, on Friday. Relatives of people whose ashes are interred at the columbarium called police yesterday after discovering items had been stolen from their niches. Call for road accident witnesses Police have appealed for information on an accident in which a 50-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries when she was hit by a bus in Choi Hung Road, near Rhythm Garden, Choi Hung, at 2.10pm last Wednesday. Witnesses should call 2305 7571 or 2305 7500. Residents evacuated over fire Fifty people were evacuated from an apartment block in Tsui Chuk Garden, Chui Chuk Lane, Wong Tai Sin, after a fan burst into flames in a fourth-floor flat at 10.50am. Woman robbed of handbag A 30-year-old woman was robbed of a handbag containing two mobile phones, a dress and bank cards by a man with a box cutter in Yuen Long at 2.20am.