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Correctional officer stops person in custody attacking staff

     Correctional officers at Stanley Prison stopped a person in custody attacking a correctional officer today (February 13).

     At 8.02am, the 37-year-old male person in custody suddenly turned emotional and attacked a correctional officer with his hand inside the ward of the institution hospital. The officer immediately stopped him and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the officer sustained injury to his arm while the assailant sustained injury to his hand. After treatment by the institution's Medical Officer, neither of them needed to be sent to an outside hospital.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of indecent assault.

Ends/Thursday, February 13, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:30