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Correctional officer stops assault on person in custody

     A ​correctional officer stopped two remand persons in custody from assaulting another remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (June 12).

     At 12.15pm today, two male remand persons in custody, aged 27 and 31 respectively, attacked another 27-year-old male remand person in custody inside the Visit Room. An officer at the scene immediately stopped the assailants and called for reinforcement.

     The victim sustained injury to his head. After examination and treatment by institution medical officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. Both assailants did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The three persons in custody were remanded for the offences of robbery and trafficking in a dangerous drug respectively.

Ends/Friday, June 12, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:45