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Correctional officers stop fighting between persons in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a fight between two persons in custody in Tong Fuk Correctional Institution this morning (December 27).

     At 7.50am, a 35-year-old male person in custody fought with a 44-year-old male person in custody. During the encounter, the 35-year-old male person in custody used a ball pen to attack the other. Officers at scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, an officer sustained injury to his hand and was referred to public hospital for further medical check-up and treatment after receiving treatment from a medical officer of the centre. Both persons in custody were injured on their head. They were treated by the medical officer of the centre and were not required to be sent out to the public hospital.

     The case has been reported to Police for investigation.

     The 44-year-old person in custody and the 35-year-old person in custody were sentenced for the offences of burglary and robbery respectively.

Ends/Sunday, December 27, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:10