Five-month-old twins left unattended in Hong Kong village house, prompting police search for parents

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily

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    Hong Kong police are searching for the parents of a pair of five-month-old twins after the boys were found unattended in a village house.

    Police received a call from the infants’ 50-year-old grandmother shortly before 11am on Tuesday. Emergency personnel were sent to the house in Tung Chan Wai on the San Tin section of Castle Peak Road near Lok Ma Chau border control point. “The grandmother went to visit the babies and found the pair unattended in the house,” a police spokesman said.

    No injuries were found on the boys and they were taken to North District Hospital in Sheung Shui for a check-up. The spokesman said police were treating the case as cruelty to a child. No one had been arrested.

    In Hong Kong, ill-treatment or neglect of a child carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail. In March, two women were arrested for suspected child neglect after leaving their children – a one-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl – unattended in their village home in Fanling. The case came to light when the girl became hungry and asked a neighbour for food. The two children were unhurt.


    Chungking Mansions raids: HK$1 million in cannabis resin found hidden in 40 boxes of biscuits from India

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    Source: SCMP

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    Some 12kg of cannabis resin was found concealed in 40 boxes of almond and pistachio biscuits suspected to have been smuggled into Hong Kong from India, according to police sources.

    Investigators believed the HK$1 million (US$127,400) haul was intended for local consumption. The resin was among HK$1.34 million (US$170,000) worth of illegal drugs seized by police in two separate raids on the same building – Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui. Three men from India were arrested in two operations mounted by officers from Yau Tsim police district’s special duties squads over a period of 12 hours. 

    The cannabis resin was confiscated from a subdivided flat in Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road shortly before noon on Monday. Two men, aged 37 and 38, were arrested inside the flat. The pair have been in Hong Kong for several years. “There were about 400 boxes of Indian biscuits inside the flat. Cannabis resin was hidden in 40,” a police source said on Tuesday. “The drugs were found underneath a layer of biscuits.” He said the flat was suspected to have been used to store the contraband.

    Police were still searching for other suspects in connection with the case and officers were trying to ascertain when the shipment arrived in Hong Kong. Soon after Monday midnight, a tip-off led police to the arrest of another man, aged 25, and the seizure of illegal drugs with an estimated street value of HK$340,000 from a room in a guest house in the same building. Police said the drugs, including 303 grams of suspected cocaine and 77 grams of suspected ketamine, were seized along with an electronic scale.

    Another source said initial investigations showed the two cases were not linked. Separately, police intercepted a Hongkonger, 52, and seized 116 grams of suspected heroin and HK$38,000 cash on a staircase in a building on Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok at about 6.30pm on Monday. The man was taken to his flat in the same building, where police seized another 97 grams of suspected heroin.

    Three schoolgirls, aged 10 to 12, arrested for allegedly stealing HK$5 million in diamond jewellery

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    Three schoolgirls were arrested in Hong Kong on Tuesday for their suspected involvement in the theft of HK$5 million worth of diamond jewelry from a 39-year-old woman. 

    The arrests came after the victim, who works in an investment bank, filed a police report Monday night, saying that two diamond necklaces and one diamond bracelet that were supposed to be in her handbag had gone missing. After making inquiries, the police arrested a 10-year-old girl and two of her school friends, both 12, in connection with the case. All the three were charged with theft.

    According to reports, the 39-year-old woman had in January moved into the home of a friend, a divorced man working as a hair stylist, after the woman had fought with her husband. The man’s 10-year-old daughter, however, did not like the guest and has had a tense relationship with the woman, with quarrels taking place from time to time at the apartment in Lower Wong Tai Sin (II) Estate. The theft of the jewelry came against this backdrop. When questioned by police about whereabouts of the missing pieces of jewelry, the teen admitted to stealing the items and said she had thrown them away somewhere in the street. But she later changed her story, admitting that she had given the stolen jewelry to her school friends, according to hk01.com.

    Police officers searched the home of the 12-year-old girl who was first arrested, but are yet to recover the stolen items. The 10-year-old girl and one of the friends have been placed under detention after the arrests, while the third suspect was granted bail and asked to report to police in early May. The crime squad of Wong Tai Sin Police District is investigating the case and still searching for the missing jewelry.


    ‘I want to find my dad’: Jackie Chan’s daughter spotted in Canada after reportedly going missing

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    The estranged daughter of martial arts superstar Jackie Chan has reportedly been spotted in Canada after speculation that she had gone missing.

    Earlier this week, on.cc reported that 18-year-old Etta Ng had quit her job, had not been heard from or seen for months, and that her 

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    Adding to the strange circumstances, CCTV footage that surfaced online yesterday appears to show the younger Ng — accompanied by her girlfriend, 30-year-old Canadian model Andi Autumn — in a convenience store telling the cashier she is looking for her father.

    In the short clip, Ng can be heard telling the cashier in Mandarin: “I want to find my dad… My dad… I know, but my mom.” The clip purports that this was filmed in Canada, but Coconuts Hong Kong has been unable to independently confirm where and when this encounter took place. According to Apple Daily, there have been 

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    . After the video emerged online, many netizens expressed concern for Ng’s welfare, with some wondering if she was now sleeping on the streets.

    Responding to questions from on.cc, Ng, the mother, told the outlet she didn’t want to say too much. She did say, however, that she had been in contact with her daughter a few days ago and knew she was staying with friends and not in Hong Kong. The uncertainty surrounding the situation follows what has long been a mother-daughter relationship fraught with tension.

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    . The pair had lived together in an apartment in Happy Valley until the younger Ng came out as a lesbian in September, dropped out of school, and moved to North Point with her 30-year-old girlfriend, the Canadian model.

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     after the elder Ng reported to the police that her home had been burgled and about HK$17,000 worth of goods had been taken.


    Juror cries as Hong Kong court is shown pictures of injuries suffered by disabled girl

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    A juror was reduced to tears as photos of the injuries suffered by a disabled seven-year-old Hong Kong girl were presented during her parents’ trial in the High Court on Thursday.  Suki Ling Yun-lam can now only breathe and move her eyes because of irreversible brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, the court was told during the testimony of paediatrician Dr Tsang Yat-ming.

    Jurors also heard how Suki’s body was covered by abrasions, as well as gangrenous ulcers and bedsores normally associated with elderly diabetic patients when she was brought to Princess Margaret Hospital, in Kwai Chung, in July 2015. “There is no other thing she is able to do,” Tsang testified. “The brain damage is irreversible. There was no improvement after a long period of admission.”

    The seven-year-old’s mother, Mandy Wong Wing-man, 42, is accused of neglecting Suki from April 28 to July 18, 2015, and perverting the course of justice with her husband Rocky Ling Yiu-chung, 52. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

    The High Court also heard that Suki suffered significant muscular atrophy, osteoporosis throughout her skeleton and deep gangrenous wounds by the time she was carried to hospital in a “corpse-like” state of cardiac arrest on July 18. It took doctors 10 minutes to successfully resuscitate her. 

    On Thursday, Tsang took the court through photos of Suki’s condition taken while she was being treated at Princess Margaret Hospital. The images proved to be too much for one juror. His medical reports revealed Suki weighed only 14.8kg two weeks after admission, despite having received nutrition supplements. She had a limited range of movement, to a point that Tsang doubted if she could “support herself with a hand”, given her “weak and atrophic build” and “very swollen and immobile” joints. Tsang also explained how Suki’s body was covered by skin abrasions as well as gangrenous ulcers and bedsores – infected by bacteria found only in elderly patients – so deep that one could “readily touch the bone”. “The wound has to be very poorly treated, very poorly treated,” he said.

    Yet Wong’s defence counsel, Leung Chun-keung, repeatedly questioned if Suki’s condition had been exacerbated by her picking at the wounds with her fingers. The paediatrician noted that Suki was malnourished on admission, but her body height was preserved, which suggested that the period of malnutrition was relatively short, at about two to three months. However, the brain damage suffered through the lack of oxygen brought on by the cardiac arrest led Tsang to believe that Suki’s “neurological recovery will be grave”. In one report, he wrote: “[Suki] is likely to be in persistent minimally conscious state, and significant cognitive improvement is very unlikely. The chance to provide statement [to police] is minimal.”

    Tsang’s interview with Wong revealed that Suki was born in China, six months into gestation, and required two months of incubator care. The mother claimed Suki spoke single words when she was three years old, and began to walk at the age of four, but in a “bended and crouching gait”. She also told Tsang that Suki had been raised by her grandmother on the mainland, where she slept on a bed with no mattress and consumed mainly congee and milk as her daily diet. She claimed Suki’s appetite had worsened since their arrival in Hong Kong, but she had never been taken to a hospital.

    Wong said in another interview, conducted in the presence of a social worker, that Suki was “mute since birth” and had had “self-harm behaviours since she was young”, often pinching, biting or scratching her body, which resulted in multiple wounds. The jury trial continues before Mr Justice Kevin Zervos.


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