Correctional officers at Hei Ling Chau Correctional Institution yesterday morning (May 18) stopped a fight among persons in custody.
At 8.30am, two non-local persons in custody fought with three other non-local persons in custody inside a dining hall. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.
The five persons in custody sustained minor injuries on their faces and limbs. After receiving treatment from a medical officer at the centre hospital, they did not need to be transferred to an outside hospital.
The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.
The persons in custody were sentenced for offences including burglary, breach of deportation order, theft and remaining in Hong Kong without authority.
Ends/Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:59