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Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

     ​Correctional officers at Shek Pik Prison stopped a person in custody attacking a correctional officer today (June 3).

     At 8.56am, the 44-year-old male person in custody attacked a correctional officer with his hand outside the recreation room. Officers at the scene immediately stopped him and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the officer sustained injury to his eye. After treatment by the institution Medical Officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment. The assailant did not sustain any injury.

     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/Monday, June 3, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:00