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Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody from assaulting another person in custody at Lo Wu Correctional Institution today (August 12).

     At 12.18pm today, a 27-year-old female person in custody attacked another 33-year-old female person in custody inside the workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the victim sustained injuries to her mouth and hand etc. After examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, she was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant sustained injury to her hand. After treatment provided by the institution Medial Officer, she did not need to be sent to public hospital.

     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, August 12, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:41