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Correctional officers stop fighting between persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Shek Pik Prison this morning (September 1) stopped a fight between two persons in custody.

     At 10.08am, a 40-year-old male person in custody fought with another 44-year-old male person in custody during exercise in the exercise yard. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcements.

     Reinforcement staff quickly arrived and separated the two men. Both of them were taken to the centre hospital for examination. The 40-year-old person in custody sustained injuries to his head, scapular area and hand. He was transferred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment. The 44-year-old person in custody sustained eye and clavicle injuries, but did not need to be transferred to a public hospital after receiving treatment from a medical officer at the centre hospital.

     The case has been reported to Police for investigation.

     The two persons in custody were respectively sentenced for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs and offences against the person.

Ends/Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:49