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Correctional officers stop fight among persons in custody

     Correctional officers at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre stopped a fight among persons in custody today (June 23).

     At 10.50am, two male persons in custody aged 54 and 64 respectively were found fighting inside the toilet of the ward, during which both of them assaulted the other with a ball pen. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the fight and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, both persons in custody sustained head injury. They 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 persons in custody were convicted for the offence of manslaughter and detained under hospital orders for treatment.

Ends/Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:15