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Correctional officer stops remand person in custody attacking staff

     A correctional officer at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre stopped a male remand person in custody attacking staff today (June 23).

     At 12.16pm, a 33-year-old male remand person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer with his elbow outside the Day Orderly Officer's office. The officer immediately shouted him to stop.

     During the incident, the officer sustained injury to his abdomen. After examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was remanded for the offence of wounding.

Ends/Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:00