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Correctional officer stops fight among persons in custody

     A correctional officer at Pik Uk Prison stopped a fight among persons in custody yesterday (August 27).

     At 5.30pm yesterday, two male persons in custody aged 36 and 39 respectively were found fighting inside the kitchen. An officer at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, one person in custody sustained injuries to his head and back, while another person in custody sustained an injury to his hand. They were referred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment after treatment by an institution Medical Officer.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The two persons in custody were sentenced to imprisonment for the offences of using an identity card relating to another person and taking employment while being a person in respect of whom a removal order was in force respectively.

Ends/Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Issued at HKT 13:58