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Person in custody attacks correctional officer at Nei Kwu Correctional Institution

     A female person in custody attacked a correctional officer at Nei Kwu Correctional Institution today (March 27).

     At 10.05am, the 29-year-old person in custody was interviewed by a correctional officer in the office of the Day Orderly Officer for breaching discipline. The person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked the officer with her hand. The staff at the scene immediately stopped the assailant.

     The officer sustained minor injury to her left wrist during the incident. After preliminary examination and treatment provided by the medical officer at the institution hospital, the officer did not need to be sent to a public hospital. The assailant did not sustain any injury.

     The Correctional Services Department has referred the incident to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was sentenced to an addiction treatment centre for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs.

Ends/Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:49