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Correctional officer stops assault on person in custody

     A correctional officer stopped a person in custody assaulting another person in custody in Shek Pik Prison yesterday (May 11).

     At 6.41pm, a 40-year-old male person in custody attacked another 25-year-old male person in custody with a ball pen outside a cell. An officer at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the victim sustained injuries to his head, shoulder and more. After examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant sustained injuries to his hand, foot and more. He did not need to be sent to a public hospital after examination and treatment provided by the institution Medical Officer.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     Both of the persons in custody were sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:22