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Correctional officers stop assault by person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody from assaulting another person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (June 10).

     At 9.11am, a 30-year-old male person in custody suddenly attacked a 26-year-old male person in custody while working in the kitchen. Officers on the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     The victim sustained injuries to his head and arm. After 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 assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of possession and use of forged identity card.

Ends/Saturday, June 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:35.