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Correctional officers stop fight between remand persons in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a fight between two remand persons in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (February 19).

     At about 4.39pm, two male remand persons in custody, aged 27 and 23, were found fighting over a trivial matter in a day room. Correctional officers on duty immediately stopped and separated them.

     They were taken to the centre hospital for examination and treatment. The 27-year-old remand person in custody sustained injury on his face and was referred to a public hospital for further treatment, while the 23-year-old remand person in custody did not need to be sent out.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The 27-year-old person in custody was remanded for the offence of remaining in Hong Kong without authority, while the 23-year-old person in custody was remanded for the offence of wounding with intent.

Ends/Thursday, February 20, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:40

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