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Correctional officers stop assault by persons in custody

     Correctional officers stopped five persons in custody assaulting another person in custody at Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre this morning (June 29).

     At 0.01am, officers on duty saw a 33-year-old male person in custody being attacked by five other male persons in custody, aged from 24 to 31, inside a dormitory. The officers immediately stopped the assault and called for reinforcements.

     The reinforcement staff arrived at the scene and separated the involved persons in custody. The victim sustained injuries to his face. After consultation by the medical officer of the centre hospital, he was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The five assailants were originally sentenced to the addiction treatment centre for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs, while the victim was sentenced for the offence of theft.

Ends/Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:27