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Correctional officers stop fight among persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Tong Fuk Correctional Institution on Lantau Island stopped a fight among persons in custody today (January 7).

     At 9.05am today, two male persons in custody, aged 27 and 44 respectively, were found fighting in an activity yard. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, one of the persons in custody sustained an injury to his eye and was referred to a public hospital for further treatment after receiving treatment from the institution Medical Officer. Another person in custody did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The two persons in custody were sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of remaining in Hong Kong without authority and trafficking in a dangerous drug respectively.

Ends/Monday, January 7, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:42