Govt officer arrested over alleged prostitution gang

Police said on Friday that a government administrative officer was among five people arrested on suspicion of operating a prostitution syndicate. Officers said the 30-year-old man, surnamed Lam, is an assistant district officer in Sha Tin. Police superintendent Alan Chung said the civil servant is suspected to have made hotel...

Three more arrested over Tin Shui Wai murder

Police say they have arrested three more people in connection with the murder of a woman in Tin Shui Wai. The two men and a woman, aged between 27 and 31, were arrested early on Saturday on suspicion of preventing the lawful burial of a body. They were renting and...

Two arrested over alleged calls to attack officials

Police on Thursday said they had arrested two men on suspicion of posting online messages inciting people to assault top government officials. The force didn't reveal which officials the pair are accused of targeting, citing an ongoing investigation. Officers said the two suspects, a 32-year-old funeral director and a 61-year-old...

41 people arrested for alleged cannabis trafficking

Police have arrested 41 people, including secondary school and university students, for allegedly trafficking or possessing cannabis. The haul is worth more than HK$1.96 million. The suspects, aged 18 to 54, also include professionals like accountants and engineers. So far, five have been charged. Chief inspector Ip Sau-lan from the...

Driver arrested after fatal crash in Sai Wan Ho

Police on Thursday arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death over a traffic accident in Sai Wan Ho that left one man dead and another man injured. The crash happened at around 4:30pm when a seven-seater reportedly lost control on Sai Wan Ho Street, rammed into...

Four arrested for helping people cash in vouchers

The police said on Friday they had arrested four individuals on suspicion of helping people to cash in their consumption vouchers. The four arrested are two men and two women, aged between 26 and 31. Three are shop owners and the fourth a friend of one of the owners. They...

Suspected illegal workers and employer arrested

Six suspected illegal workers and one suspected employer were arrested by the Immigration Department this week. The arrests were made during raids at 81 locations – the majority being food and beverage outlets. The suspected illegal workers are two men and four women, aged between 27 and 36. The two...

Woman arrested for smearing faeces in Covid hospital

Police arrested a 37-year-old woman on Monday afternoon for allegedly leaving faeces inside one of the rooms of a makeshift hospital at Lok Ma Chau. The facility is one of those constructed with the help from Beijing to house Covid-19 patients. Officers said they’ve been alerted by a cleaner at...

Three arrested over Covid-related social media posts

Police on Wednesday said they had arrested two men suspected of inciting people to spread Covid-19, and another for allegedly urging attacks on community testing centres. The force said a 27-year-old man was arrested over alleged calls online for centres to be bombed and staff to be attacked. Two men,...

Man arrested for allegedly strangling woman

Police on Monday arrested a man and launched a murder investigation after he's suspected of strangling a woman. Officers received a report from a woman at around 6am that her daughter was attacked by her ex-husband, 70, inside a flat in Mong Kok. The victim, 32, was found dead on...

Six arrested over online transaction scams

Police on Saturday said they have arrested six people in connection with 72 online scams involving HK$4.9 million worth of luxury items. The force said it believed it has smashed a syndicate suspected to have written invalid cheques and forged proof of bank transfers to buy expensive products online since...

Two arrested by national security officers

National security officers on Wednesday afternoon arrested two women on suspicious of acting or attempting to act with seditious intent. The two, aged 21 and 24, were arrested under Section 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance, not the national security law. Police said officers also searched their flats and...

Singer Tommy Yuen arrested for sedition

Singer-activist Tommy Yuen has been arrested by national security police on suspicion of sedition and money laundering, RTHK has learnt. In a press briefing on Tuesday, the police said they arrested a 41-year-old singer over content he published on social media. They said the man had allegedly published content since...

Two more foster home staff held over alleged abuse

Two more workers at a foster home in Prince Edward were arrested on Tuesday over allegations of abuse, the police said. The two female employees, aged 25 and 29, were being detained on suspicion of ill-treatment or neglect of children. Officers have so far arrested 20 people from the Children's...

3 more foster home staff arrested over alleged abuse

Police have arrested three more staff members of a foster home in Prince Edward at the centre of abuse allegations. Officers said on Wednesday three female employees of the Children's Residential Home were detained on suspicion of ill-treatment or neglect of children. The force added the number of alleged victims...

Man ‘tried to scam family in fake kidnapping’

The police said on Sunday that they've arrested a 20-year-old man they believe attempted to scam his family out of HK$300,000 in a fake kidnapping. The man's mother called the police on Christmas Eve, saying she had received videos of her son being attacked, along with a demand for the...

Woman arrested after car injures eight in Central

Police have arrested a 44-year-old woman on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, after her car rolled backwards down Peel Street in Central injuring eight people. Two of those hurt, both women, were rushed to Queen Mary Hospital in an unconscious state. One has since regained consciousness. Police...