A 55-year-old male person in custody attacked a correctional officer at Tai Lam Correctional Institution today (September 26).
At 10.22am, the person in custody suddenly turned emotional in a workshop and hit a correctional officer with his hands. The staff at the scene immediately stopped him and called for reinforcements.
The correctional officer sustained injuries to his face. After examination and treatment provided by the medical officer at the centre hospital, the injured staff member was sent to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant sustained minor injuries and did not need to be sent out after treatment provided by the medical officer at the centre hospital.
The Correctional Services Department has referred the incident to the Police for investigation.
The person in custody was sentenced for the offence of conspiracy to defraud.
Ends/Monday, September 26, 2016
Issued at HKT 19:23