Bank stopped from selling buildings over HK$300m debt Companies under the names of former Asia Television chief executive Feng Xiaoping and a business partner, Mok Wei-tak, which are appealing against a court order to repay HK$300 million in loans to the Bank of China, won a temporary ruling stopping the bank selling seven properties provided as security for some of the loans. Barrister Jeremy Chan, for the companies, told Court of First Instance deputy judge Mr Justice Joseph Fok yesterday that if the court did not grant a temporary stay of its earlier judgment, the appeal would be rendered futile. By the time of the appeal hearing, he said, the bank might already have sold the properties. The loans were taken out between 1992 and 2007. Man acquitted of rape A married man accused of raping the family's domestic helper, taking her virginity, was found not guilty by a Court of First Instance jury yesterday. Lau Wai-keung, 53, thanked the court for its verdict. He had been accused of raping his Filipino helper, 38, last October at the family home in Sham Shui Po. Battered ... in Battery Street A 48-year-old man is being treated for serious head injuries in hospital after being found lying unconscious in Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, early yesterday. A neighbour found him on a first-floor staircase. The man soon recovered consciousness but was in serious condition last night in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Travel alert for Russia cancelled The government removed the amber outbound travel alert for Russia yesterday. The alert was raised on August 10 because of the smog caused by persistent forest fires in western Russia that cloaked the capital, Moscow. Residents who wish to obtain the latest information on travel alerts may go to the website www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota . Those who need assistance while outside Hong Kong should call 1868. Asleep at the wheel A motorist was arrested for drink-driving after being found asleep at the wheel of his car at the junction of Shing Sai Road and Sands Street in Western at 4.15am on Friday. Minibus crash injures three Three minibus passengers suffered minor injuries when their vehicle and a car collided on the Kwun Tong Bypass at 9am yesterday. Evidence revealed A man, 30, accused of drug trafficking excreted seven plastic-wrapped drug pellets following his detention in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre.