Hepatitis B education urged after ignorance exposed Calls for more public education on hepatitis B were made yesterday after a survey found nearly 40 per cent of the city's chronic hepatitis B patients mistakenly believed the disease could be transmitted through food. The survey, commissioned by drug company GlaxoSmithKline, found 82 per cent of respondents did not know needle sharing could lead to transmission, compared with 57 per cent of Taiwanese polled and 47 per cent of Singaporeans. Also, 64 per cent of local patients did not know the disease could be contracted at birth, and 45 per cent did not know it could be transmitted through unsafe sex. Thief attacks policemen Three police officers were injured arresting a thief in Tuen Mun. They arrested the 32-year-old man in Castle Peak Road after finding a truck, used to steal aluminium frames from a shop, parked in nearby Tuen Yan Street at 4.30am. The man struggled with the officers as he was taken to the truck, then jumped into it and tried to drive off, crashing into a taxi. The officers were treated at Tuen Mun Hospital. The man was being questioned. Cyclist fighting for life Police have appealed for information about an accident that left a cyclist fighting for his life in hospital. Cheung Shun-chuen, 49, was found unconscious in Lin Cheung Road near Nam Cheong Park, Mong Kok, at about 5.30am. Police are investigating whether he crashed by himself or was hit by a car. Anyone with information can call 2773 5299 or 2773 5200. Cyclist sought for ride-by theft Police are hunting a cyclist who snatched a necklace from a 74-year-old woman in Fu Mei Street, Wong Tai Sin, at 1.15pm. The woman was treated for neck injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The man is described as being aged 40 to 50, overweight and about 152cm tall. Woman hit by truck A 54-year-old woman suffered arm and shoulder injuries when hit by a truck at the junction of Gage and Graham streets in Central.