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Remand person in custody attacks correctional officer at Tai Lam Centre for Women

     A female remand person in custody attacked a correctional officer at Tai Lam Centre for Women yesterday (June 14).

     At 7.24pm, a 37-year-old remand person in custody suddenly turned emotional while being escorted to the Dormitory and attacked a correctional officer with her hand. The staff immediately stopped her and called for reinforcement.

     The correctional officer felt discomfort at her neck. After examination and treatment provided by the Medical Officer at the institution hospital, the officer was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant did not sustain any injury.

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

     The assailant was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Friday, June 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:15