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Correctional officers stop assault by persons in custody

     Correctional officers stopped three persons in custody from assaulting another person in custody at Hei Ling Chau Lai Sun Correctional Institution this morning (August 7).

     At 10.42am, three male persons in custody, aged between 28 and 46, suddenly attacked a 23-year-old male person in custody in the activity room. The staff immediately stopped the assault and called for reinforcements.

     The victim sustained injuries to his face. After receiving examination and treatment by the medical officer in the centre hospital, he was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailants have drug abuse records. They were respectively sentenced to undergo treatment in a drug addiction treatment centre for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs and the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Sunday, August 7, 2016
Issued at HKT 22:41