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Correctional officers stop fighting among remand persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre stopped a fight among remand persons in custody today (March 13).

     At 6.45am, two male remand persons in custody, aged 34 and 40, engaged in a fight inside a cell. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, one of the persons in custody sustained injuries on his head. After examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The other person in custody sustained injury to his face but did not need to be sent to a public hospital after receiving treatment.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The two remand persons in custody were remanded for the offences of attempted theft and passing or tendering a counterfeit currency note.

Ends/Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:16