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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody attacking staff

     ​Correctional officers of the Escort and Support Group stopped a remand person in custody attacking an officer today (May 23).

     At 11.55am, a 27-year-old male remand person in custody suddenly attacked a correctional officer with his hand in the waiting area of a courtroom before attending a court hearing in the District Court. Officers at scene immediately stopped him.

     The correctional officer sustained injury to his face and was referred to a public hospital for further treatment while 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 conspiracy to assist the passage within Hong Kong of unauthorised entrants.

Ends/Thursday, May 23, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:30