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Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a remand person in custody from assaulting another remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (August 10).

     ​At 7.33pm yesterday, a 27-year-old male remand person in custody attacked another 40-year-old male remand person in custody inside the dormitory. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     The victim sustained injuries to areas including his head and a hand. 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 leg and abdomen. After treatment provided by the institution Medical Officer, he did not need to be sent to a public hospital.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The two persons in custody were remanded for the offences of burglary and trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:55