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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 Tai Lam Correctional Institution today (December 14).

     At 11.35am, a 74-year-old male person in custody suddenly attacked a 65-year-old male person in custody with a plastic ruler in the handcrafts workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcements.

     The victim sustained a head injury. After receiving 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 wounding with intent.

Ends/Thursday, December 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:28