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Correctional officers stop fighting among persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Lo Wu Correctional Institution today (June 1) stopped a fight among persons in custody.

     At 8.44am, two female persons in custody fought with two other female persons in custody inside a workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, one officer sustained minor injury on her back while stopping the fight while three of the persons in custody sustained minor injuries on the face, neck and chest. After receiving treatment from a medical officer at the centre hospital, they did not need to be referred to a public hospital.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The four persons in custody, aged between 36 and 42, were sentenced for offences of theft and publishing obscene articles.

Ends/Monday, June 1, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:53