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Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody from assaulting another person in custody at Tong Fuk Correctional Institution today (Oct 31).

     At 5.45pm, a 34-year-old male person in custody suddenly attacked another 31-year-old male person in custody inside the exercise yard. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcements.

     The victim sustained arm injury during the incident. After examination and treatment by the medical officer of 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 trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Issued at HKT 22:38