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Correctional officers stop assault on remand person in custody

     ​Correctional officers stopped two remand persons in custody from assaulting another remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (July 5).

     At 4.45pm yesterday, a 35-year-old male remand person in custody and a 37-year-old male remand person in custody attacked a 39-year-old male remand person in custody inside the dayroom. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailants and called for reinforcement.

     The victim sustained injury to his ear. After examination and treatment by institution medical officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. Both assailants did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The three persons in custody were remanded for the offences of theft, wounding with intent and assaulting police officer respectively.

Ends/Saturday, July 6, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:09