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Correctional officers stop assault by person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody assaulting another person in custody at Hei Ling Chau Correctional Institution today (September 25).

     At 7.23am, a 42-year-old male person in custody suddenly attacked a 32-year-old male person in custody with a ball pen in the lobby of the institution hospital. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant.

     The victim sustained minor injuries to his hand and head. After examination and treatment by the medical officer in the institution hospital, he did not need to be sent to a public hospital.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of remaining in Hong Kong without authority.

Ends/Monday, September 25, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:46