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Correctional officer assaulted by person in custody at Tai Lam Correctional Institution

     A correctional officer was assaulted by a male person in custody at Tai Lam Correctional Institution today (May 28).

     At 9am, while the 40-year-old person in custody was performing cleaning work outside his dormitory, he suddenly turned emotional unstable and pushed an on-duty officer. The officer immediately shouted to stop him and called for reinforcement.

     Reinforcement staff arrived at the scene and separated the assailant. Both the staff and the assailant were then arranged to the centre hospital for examination. The medical Officer diagnosed that both of them did not sustain any injury.

     The Correctional Services Department has reported the case to the Police for investigation.

     The person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for the offences of criminal intimidation and fighting in a public place.

Ends/Thursday, May 28, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:28