A leading TV actress had to be rescued by police yesterday in her luxury Kowloon City flat when her helper bit her arm and refused to let go. The maid, 24, began weeping in the Sky Garden flat in Prince Edward Road West after receiving a text message from a man in her home country of Indonesia at about 9.30am. The cries woke Sonija Kwok Sin-nei, 34, who was crowned Miss Hong Kong in 1999. She left her bedroom and found the helper sobbing in the living room. According to details given by Kwok later during a TVB programme, in which she appeared with her left forearm bandaged, her helper asked for help but kept saying: 'I don't know what happened to me.' Kwok said the helper showed her the text message on her phone and became emotional. 'Then she suddenly ran into the kitchen and grabbed a chopper and raised it against her neck.' She agreed to hand over the chopper and Kwok gave it to her mother, who hid it under a bed, while she called police. 'When I was giving details of where we were and the situation, the maid came and grabbed me. She pulled my hair, bit my arm and refused to let go. My mum came to pull her and the three of us went into a rough and tumble,' she said. 'The period appeared to be a long time, but it was actually about five to 10 minutes.' The scuffle was only ended when police officers armed with shields arrived and subdued the maid. Kwok and the helper were taken to Kwong Wah Hospital, where Kwok was discharged after treatment. Despite her injuries and loss of hair, she went to work at the TVB studios in Tseung Kwan O in the afternoon. The helper, who has worked for the actress for about 10 months, was transferred to Kwai Chung Hospital.