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Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

     ​Correctional officers at Tong Fuk Correctional Institution on Lantau Island stopped a person in custody from assaulting another person in custody today (June 23).

     At around 5.40pm today, a 35-year-old male person in custody attacked another 24-year-old male person in custody with a table tennis racket in the activity yard. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and used OC foam to subdue him after warnings were ignored.

     The victim sustained head injury. After examination and treatment by the medical officer of the institution hospital, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant 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 offences of robbery and detention of a person respectively.

Ends/Sunday, June 23, 2019
Issued at HKT 23:08