Girl, 13, raped by four men after drinking beer, court told A 13-year-old girl was raped by four men after playing cards and drinking alcohol at the home of one of them, the Court of First Instance was told yesterday. One of the men, Yip Man-chun, 20, a casual worker, pleaded not guilty to rape at the start of his trial yesterday. The other men were Yip's 18-year-old brother, a man nicknamed Tin Gai whose age was unclear, and a 17-year-old. Mark Wei Ho-tong for the prosecution, said Tin Gai brought the girl to Yip's flat in Tin Shui Wai in October. She told police that she drank five or six glasses of beer and fell asleep. She claims the four forced her into having sex that night. The trial continues before Madam Justice Maggie Poon Man-kay. Worker molested 10-year-old after holding cutter to her throat A man held a cutter to the throat of a 10-year-old girl before molesting her. He later shaved off his hair in an attempt to alter his appearance and evade detection. Lai Ka-man, 29, a delivery worker, pleaded guilty in the District Court to assaulting the girl on June 2 on a public estate in Tai Wai. He followed her into a lift and put the cutter to her throat after they stepped out of the lift. He touched her breast and buttock before exposing himself. The girl broke free and dashed home. Her father made a report to police, who identified Lai after checking surveillance camera footage. Lai was given a 12-month probation order last year for taking photos up the skirt of a 16-year-old girl. Mr Justice Kim Longley adjourned sentencing to September 6, pending background and psychological reports on Lai. Scaffolder killed by falling pipe The Labour Department is investigating the death of a scaffolder who was struck by a falling metal pipe in Yuen Long. The 32-year-old was walking along scaffolding outside the 18th floor of a block of flats in Fau Tsoi Street when the accident happened at about 4pm. Textbook aid for poor families The Student Financial Assistance Agency will bring forward to August 24 the payment of subsidies that will allow about 14,000 primary and 16,000 secondary school pupils from poor families to buy textbooks. The subsidies total HK$51 million. Confusion over insulin shots A survey by community group St James' Settlement found many diabetics have misconceptions about insulin jabs, with 43 per cent believing they are only given to the terminally ill. Of 281 patients interviewed, 45 per cent thought they could not live normal lives if they chose the shots, and 17 per cent feared becoming insulin addicts. Asylum seeker attacked An asylum seeker from Pakistan was sent to hospital after being attacked by three or four men in Fuk Hang Tsuen Road, Tuen Mun, at about 2.45am. The 29-year-old was treated for minor injuries to his hands and back. No one has been arrested.