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Person in custody assaults technical instructor at Tai Lam Correctional Institution

     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Correctional Institution stopped a person in custody from assaulting a technical instructor today (July 10).

     At about 11.50am, the 40-year-old male person in custody suddenly attacked the chest of a technical instructor with his fists inside a workshop and was stopped by other staff at the scene.

     Both the technical instructor and the assailant were injured and treated at the centre hospital. They did not need to go to a public hospital. One of the reinforcement staff fell and hurt his knee and was transferred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The person in custody was sentenced for a theft offence.

Ends/Thursday, July 10, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:58