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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 Lo Wu Correctional Institution today (November 1).

     At 11.27am, a 38-year-old female person in custody suddenly attacked a 32-year-old female person in custody with a plastic stool in the Garment Workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     The victim and the assailant sustained minor injuries to the left arm and the right arm respectively. After treatment by the Medical Officer in the institution hospital, they 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 possession of a dangerous drug.

Ends/Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:42