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Correctional officers stop fight among persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Hei Ling Chau Correctional Institution stopped a fight among persons in custody yesterday (July 30).

     At 12.37pm yesterday, three male persons in custody aged between 39 and 43 were found fighting inside the dining hall. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, one person in custody sustained injuries to his eye and chest etc. He was referred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment after the treatment by the institution Medical Officer. The other two persons in custody did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The three persons in custody were respectively sentenced to imprisonment for the offences of theft and trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Issued at HKT 14:23