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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 (January 15).

     At 1.46pm, a 24-year-old male person in custody suddenly attacked a 30-year-old male person in custody with a plastic mug inside the dining hall. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcements.

     The victim sustained injuries to his eye and head. After examination and treatment by the medical officer in the institution 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 of offensive weapon in a public place.

Ends/Monday, January 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 20:28