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Correctional officers stop assault by persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Correctional Institution stopped two persons in custody assaulting another person in custody today (December 7).

     At 8.10am today, two male persons in custody, aged 36 and 38, suddenly attacked a 54-year-old male person in custody when proceeding to the exercise yard. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailants and called for reinforcement.

     The victim sustained injuries to his hand and head. After examination and treatment by the medical officer in the institutional hospital, the victim was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailants were sentenced to imprisonment for the offences of wounding and trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Thursday, December 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:32