Man arrested in home after police raid uncovers child porn A 27-year-old man was arrested in his home in Sham Shui Po last night on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Police carried out the raid after a month-long investigation following a tip-off. Officers found a number of CDs and two computer hard drives containing files with child pornography. Police said they suspected the man befriended youngsters through the internet before asking them out and sexually abusing them. The man, surnamed Chow, was detained overnight for further questioning. The investigation is still in progress. Community service for prison clerk who mined data for dates A lonely prison clerk who mined personal data from a computer system to date the women he saw visiting inmates was ordered yesterday to perform 120 hours of community service. Ng King-tong, 30, admitted he used the secured computer system at the Lai Chi Kok reception centre to get in touch with some of the women, a few of whom he dated. Ng earlier pleaded guilty to eight counts of accessing a computer with criminal intent. He obtained the personal data of seven women, including their phone numbers and dates of birth, and contacted them by sending them text messages on their birthdays. Last year Ng married one of the women he met in the jail. Taxi driver held over suspected drug use A taxi driver has been arrested on suspicion of taking drugs after he was found unconscious in his cab in Cheung Sha Wan. Officers seized three syringes, one of which had been used, from his taxi. At about 11.45am, a passer-by dialled 999 to report that a taxi driver had collapsed in his cab outside the Nam Cheong West Rail Station. The man, 39, later regained consciousness but refused hospital treatment. He was allowed to leave but after driving for about 10 metres, the taxi hit a kerb and stopped. He was then arrested. Four held for photocopying books Customs officers arrested two men and two women for illegally photocopying books at shops in Causeway Bay, Chai Wan, Shek Kip Mei and Sheung Shui. Officers seized 61 photocopies of books, four photocopiers and three book-binding machines. The seizure is worth about HK$270,000. Officers raided the shops on Thursday after complaints from copyright owners. The suspects, aged between 44 and 59, were released on bail. Contractor fined over late wages A construction contractor, Andy Chong Tao-hung, was fined HK$16,000 in Kwun Tong Court for failing to pay wages to two employees within seven days of the expiry of the wage period and the termination of employment. The prosecution was launched by the Labour Department. Man jailed over cleaver attack A 66-year-old man was jailed for three years in the District Court after he admitted attacking his wife with a cleaver when she falsely accused him of stealing HK$20,000 from her secret savings stash. Lau Yuk-huen pleaded guilty to wounding his wife, Yung Chim-wing, 57.