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Person in custody attacks correctional staff at Hei Ling Chau Lai Sun Correctional Institution

     A 41-year-old male person in custody attacked a correctional officer at Hei Ling Chau Lai Sun Correctional Institution today (June 14).

     At 3pm, the correctional officer found that the person in custody possessed unauthorised article and took disciplinary action against him. He suddenly turned emotional and hit a correctional officer with his hand. The staff at scene immediately stopped him. OC foam was used to subdue him after warnings given were in vain.

     Two correctional officers and the assailant sustained minor injuries. They were in satisfactory condition after examination and treatment provided by the medical officer at the centre hospital. They were not required to be referred to outside hospital.

     The Correctional Services Department has referred the incident to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant has drug abuse record and was sentenced for the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Ends/Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Issued at HKT 23:55