A correctional officer was assaulted and injured by a female remand person in custody at Tai Lam Centre for Women yesterday (March 7).
At 2.20pm, the 27-year-old remand person in custody was found yelling and requesting to be bailed out inside a centre hospital ward. She threw stuff and splashed water from the ward. An on-duty officer attempted to pacify her but in vain.
After the arrival of reinforcing officers, the remand person in custody continued to behave aggressively. In order to prevent her from hurting herself and others, the officers at scene subdued her with the use of OC foam despite repeated warnings being given. One of the officers was hit by her with a plastic mug during the incident causing injury on the nose.
The remand person in custody was sent to the centre hospital for examination and later transferred to public hospital for further treatment, while the injured officer was treated in the centre hospital and did not require to be transferred to public hospital.
The Correctional Services Department has reported the case to the Police for investigation.
The person in custody was remanded for the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Ends/Sunday, March 8, 2015
Issued at HKT 01:54