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Woman head-bashed by 3 thieves, got handbag stolen
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After leaving Haven of Hope Hospital, via a pedestrian subway, a woman was head bashed like mad by three thieves with an umbrella. She was bleeding from the head while twenty dollars and a cellphone was snatched from her. After the robbers got the loot, they then escaped, and the injured woman was taken to hospital for treatment.
Injured woman was Chow × Na (37 years old), and she had no serious body injury after being sent to hospital. Crime happened on Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, in front of a pedestrian tunnel that was across from the Haven of Hope Hospital. The tunnel was about 10 meters in length, and a lot of people went through this tunnel to go between the hospital and Sheung Tak Estate, Po Ming Court and other courts which were nearby. Because of the remote location, more flow of people usually only happened during the period hospital staff went to and after work or hospital visits period, otherwise there were only a few people.
According to sources, police initially suspected that the culprits lingered at the hospital in advance, and would follow the person once they saw one citizen walking by oneself to commit crime. A hospital staff describing the tunnel is black spot for crime, to which a hospital employee who cycled to work, parked his bicycle outside the tunnel on the cascading stairs, and the result being the bike got stolen; some people were also stopped by thieves and robbed, so hospital employees usually avoided walking alone, instead walking together with colleagues to make themselves safe. However, some visitors did not know about the situation, resulting in an easy prey for robbers.
Yesterday at 12:31pm, female victim Chow left Haven of Hope Hospital walking along the hospital gate down to the tunnel alone, but shortly after walking in the tunnel, a trio suddenly appeared, of which one of them was a lean man wearing cap holding an umbrella who started to bash her in frenzy until blood covered her face, after which the thieves reached out to snatch things; Chow unwilling to lose her things so she fought back struggling with the culprits, but she was outnumbered, and was even pushed down to ground suffering injuries .After the culprits snatched away her handbag, they managed to escape to the direction of Sheung Tak Estate. Chow shouted for help afterward, and shouting alerted nearby passersby who called the police. Because Chow suffered injury in the head, left arm and right knee, she was sent to Tseung Kwan O Hospital by ambulance for treatment, fortunately the injuries were not serious; by counting her loss, she had identity cards, a mobile phone and twenty dollars in cash and so on missing.
The height of the 3 culprits were about five feet five inches and five feet seven inches, and police officers found no one by this measure in the vicinity, but only seized a broken umbrella and suspected it to be involved in the case as weapon used by criminals; also police found a beanie and a letter which believed to be belonging to Chow. Since the hospital gate security booth was equipped with closed circuit television monitoring systems, the police later took away video tapes who hoped to obtain the robbers appearances to help solve the case.
A new license driver raced to death
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private car like scrap metal
A 20 years old youth drove alone passing through Ta Kwu Ling's Ping Che Road yesterday morning had a race with a private car, at which he lost control when turning, crashing into a one-meter-high curb, but the car still sliding due to momentum that the youth's car crashed into a private car parked at roadside. The private car was pushed forward to 40 meters before coming to a halt, and the youth was confirmed to be fatally dead after rescue.
Driver killed by the car accident was Yeung Siu-Hong. Police checked the license plate information to discover that Yeung obtained his license about a year ago therefore he was still relatively new. He worked as a chef staff in a Aberdeen restaurant. The car he drove at the accident was a black Toyota Corolla, and the registered owner was his good friend with last name Lo. It was learned that the two bought the car together, and due to his friend having a parking space at his village home, Yeung bought the car under his friend's name. Lo is currently traveling in England, therefore he doesn't know his childhood friend has a tragedy.
At the time of investigation, police discovered a closed-circuit television monitoring system outside of a logistic company, so they borrowed tapes to find that the moving black Toyota was followed by a white "racing car" in hot pursuit, therefore police did not exclude the cause of the car accident may involved "racing" out of control. Responsible for investigating the accident, Senior Inspector Cheng Chen-Wah, in charge of New Territories North Special Traffic Investigation Team, said that the police will investigate the causes of accident in three directions, including whether the deceased's blood contain alcohol, whether there was speeding (the road restriction is 50 kilometers per hour), whether there is any mechanical failure, etc., and called for witnesses to contact the Police.
The accident occurred at about midnight yesterday, in which the drove driving alone, going to Ping Che Village of Ta Kwu Ling to return and park the car at his friend, Lo, home. At that time the vehicle heading along northbound Ping Che Road, turning near Wuzhou Road at which the car suddenly lost control crashing into roadside curb issuing a loud bang. The one-meter-high curb was cracked due to the crash, and front of the car was destroyed. However, the car still had momentum to which the slightly slanted curb became a ramp that the car flew in air just like car stunts in movies, and then fall back to the ground, gliding more than 20 meters smashing into a garage door crashing into a car parked on the street before the car decelerated, coming to a halt on a pedestrian road. The driver was seriously injured and was unconscious.
A series of percussive noise alerted the villagers to check out, and they saw the vehicle's front destroyed, vehicle parts scattered all over the ground, and the driver was trapped in the compartment of which it looked like scrap metal. Villagers therefore hurried to call the police. Firefighters pried open the car to rescue the driver, and then sent to hospital for emergency treatment, but at 1:24 the driver was certified dead.
Starlet of risque film hanged self to death
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Crystal Suen ran for Miss Asia in 1999 but withdrew due to a racy magazine cover
Crystal Suen Ah-lei, once run in Miss Asia pageant was found dead yesterday afternoon in a Wan Chai hotel of hanging herself to death, and the incident possibly involved money, to which the police determined death was not suspicious after an investigation
Suen Ah-Lei's English name was Crystal, now 35 years old. In 1999, she entered Miss Asia at 26 years old as an "old age" Miss Asia candidate claiming that her major was computer at a college. In the race, she took racy photos for a magazine and was forced to withdraw from the pageant. She Three years before pageantry, she already entered the entertainment business, participating in movie "Almost a Love Story". Over the past eleven years, she had been involved in 15 films, but popularity was flat, and had been filming risqué roles and movies, including Emmanuelle in Hong Kong (2002), Sexy Angels (2006), etc.. She also once starred in a movie illustrating the life of another risque star Pauline Chen "Pauline's Life" (2002), unfortunately she embarked on the road to suicide as well. Sources said during filming of "Pauline's Life", Crystal Suen was spooked, saying "We prayed deity before opening of film, but her (pauline) images still surface in my head constantly, that I must turn on the light and tv volume must be on before I dare to sleep."
Recently, Suen moved into a hotel on Morrison Hill Road in Wan Chai. Until yesterday afternoon about two o'clock, the staff found she had yet to check-out, and no one answered the door when knocking that they used a spare key to open the door, after which they found a white paper posted outside the bathroom with words written on it, "I killed myself, my death has nothing to do with others". Bathroom was locked and staff could not open the door. The frightened staff then called higher authorities to call the police.
Firefighters broke open the bathroom door and found Crystal Suen hanging on a rope. After they took her down, they confirmed she was dead. Police officers seized a suicide note, which did not disclose the reasons for suicide, but police believed her death was not suspicious and police classified case as a suicide.
Wreakage placed on highway to "alert" drivers
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Lawrence Yu, Chairman of Road Safety Campaign Committee, says that Committee will strengthen the consequences of drink driving in new publicity tactics by conducting a research on leaving wreckage of drunk driving car acccident on display on the highway or in front of tunnels in order to alert drivers not to drunk driving. The Committee also considers playing longer time length of education films.
Lawrence Yu says after the meeting that the Committee will study the result of putting drunk driving accident wreckage on display in front of tunnel or on the highway to alert drivers not to drink driving; and step up education publicity of the consequences of drink driving. He says publicity methods is conservative in the past, but Committee will not follow the example of foreign countries in playing bloody scenes in films because Hong Kong has its own drunk driving law "should go its own way." He says that Committee will also allocate funds for schools to promote education to caution the younger generation against drunk driving and hopes to stengthen coordination with the 18 District Councils in their education campaigns.
Earlier opinions have voiced out whether there was a possibility of adding warnings such as phrases or symbols on beer cans just as warnings on cigarette packets, to which Lawrence Yu responds that there are difficulties in legislation, and they must discuss with professional to research on topic.
24-years-old filial trendy guy arrested for prostitutes murder
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suspect in black mask taken to police station
suspect's mom taken to police station
Police collected and took away evidence
Prostitute serial robbery had prostitutes panic-stricken throughout the city. The "prostitute killer" who had been at large after committing crimes was finally arrested yesterday afternoon, and the killer's true identity was a tall, trendy looking in a healthy-sunshine-disposition 24-years-old guy. To Kwa Wan Police locked the suspect from a convenience store closed-circuit television tapes and Octopus consumption record. Yesterday at South Lok Wah South in Hei Wah Building, police broke down suspect's apartment's door to arrest the suspect, and the suspect threw a batch of evidence out to the street before police came in, including a bottle of thinner used to commit crimes. Initial inquiries revealed that the suspect was connected to at least 2 murders at To Kwa Wan Road and Kwun Tong Yee On Street. The police is detaining him overnight to collect more evidence and investigate whether he is related to other cases.
The suspect's family name was Hong, 24 years old, came from a single-parent family living with his mother in South Lok Wah. Shortly after Hong was born, his father and mother had divorced, and mom single-handedly raised Hong, so mom and Hong shared a deep bond, therefore Hong was very filial to his mother. Hong's mother retired a few years ago, and Hong often accompanied his mother to drink morning tea, and he usually tells jokes to decrease mom's boredom. Because Hong was tall, handsome, and spoke in soft voice, residents were impressed by him, describing him as a handsome guy who was full of sunshine, and they could not imagine that he was involved in prostitutes homicide.
After Hong finished school at Form. 5, he once worked as a salesman, and worked as a carpenter occasionally. He once had a close girlfriend even took his girlfriend home often last year. But this year, no one had seen his girlfriend visiting him. Neighbors speculated that Hong broke up and Hong often came home late, sometimes in the morning of two or three o'clock. Hong also likes the Internet, and often browsed guide to prostitutes business district, so neighbors did not rule out he locked his target from browsing. When police entered the apartment yesterday, his mom was not home. When mom knew her son was arrested afterward, she was surprise, and was taken to the police station to provide information.
Police mobilized 5 teams, more than 100 officers in the region to investigate due to a series of prostitutes murder. A number of analysts were also called upon to analyse relevant cases; On the other hand, officers also conducted survey near the crime scene, and checked closed-circuit televisiontapes of convenience store.
A second-hand cellphone recovery store at crime scene, police officers found a cellphone appearing to be one of the stolen prostitue's phone, after tracing, police traced to a To Kwa Wan a convenience store from another crime scene where they found a suspicious youth from a CCTV video. By tracking Octopus record, police locked the youth as target. Yesterday morning, nearly 30 officers started a surveillance at South Lok Wah waiting for an opportunity to take action.
To about two o'clock yesterday afternoon, the officers knocked on the door of a residential unit in Hei Wah Building. But the suspect refused to open the door, who took the opportunity to dump a bottle of thinner and a number of plastic bottles, possibly drugs out to the Street from a windon. The officers broke into the flat to tame the suspect and took him to the police station for further investigation. On the other hand, the police block the community hall facing Hei Wah Building. Identification Bureau officers climbed up to the first floor canopies to pick up exhibits, at the same time seized a large quantity of evidence in the apartment. The police suspected that the bottles thrown onto the platform contained thinner, mainly used for suffocating victims in order to facilitate crimes.
Senior Superintendent Leung Ka-ming of Kowloon West Crime Headquarters said that preliminary investigations showed that the suspect arrested was in connection with the To Kwa Wan Road and Kwun Tong Yee On Street prostitutes robbery-homicides. There were ransack and property damage in the 2 crime scenes, and police is looking at suspect's motive following direction of the crimes, at which police still needs to do a lot of work to collect evidence and investigation. Leung said that basing on the public and sex workers concern and worries about the case, police will make an annoucement 6 hours after the arrest of the suspect to allay people's concerns.
Friends of Thai prostitutes-victim froom To Kwa Wan Road said she had insomnia since her good friend was killed. After she found out the murderer had been arrested yesterday, she had instant relief, and that she will have a good sleep from now on. Also, she will attend her good friend's funeral.