Killers of newspaper vendor lose appeal for new trial The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed an appeal for a new trial by three men convicted last year for killing a woman newspaper vendor, rejecting arguments that the trial judge made legal errors that undermined their defence. Lo Hon-hing, 33, and Li Cho-ming, 35, were both fighting to overturn their murder convictions, entered last year, which carry an automatic term of life in prison. A third defendant, Lam Tse-lik, 33, appealed against his manslaughter conviction. He received a 12-year sentence. Man arrested over food factory Hygiene inspectors raided an unlicensed food factory yesterday in Hing Wah Estate Market, Chai Wan, seizing 235kg of raw and cooked food, including pig carcasses, roasted pigs, barbecued pork, and roasted ducks and geese. A man was arrested and charged with operating a food factory business without a licence. Jail raid nets gambling gear Unauthorised articles including home-made gambling items, betting records and food and workshop materials were seized by prison guards in a surprise search in Hei Ling Chau prison. Eighteen prisoners who broke rules were transferred to other jails. Arrest at district office Police arrested a man, 51, after he was found carrying a bottle of suspected flammable liquid at Kwai Tsing District Office in the Kwai Hing Government Offices Building in Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung. The Home Affairs Department said an employee called police at about 12.30pm when he became suspicious of a man sitting nervously in a chair with a bottle.