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Correctional officers stop an attempted escape

     Officers of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) yesterday (June 6) stopped a female 44-year-old remand person in custody from attempting to escape.

     At about 11.50pm, the female remand person in custody suddenly dashed towards the outside of the Accident & Emergency Department and attempted to escape at Prince of Wales Hospital while waiting for medical examination. She was instantly stopped by the escort staff and sent back to the institution. During the incident, the remand person in custody sustained injury to her hands and knee. Besides, one correctional officer sustained injury to her elbow and knee. They were examined by institutional medical staff and did not need to be sent to public hospital.

     The case has been referred to the Police for investigation.

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of burglary.

Ends/Friday, June 7, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:25