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Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody from assaulting another person in custody at Tong Fuk Correctional Institution today (November 11).

     ​At 2.14pm today, a 32-year-old male person in custody attacked another 34-year-old male person in custody inside a workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the victim sustained injury to his face. After examination and treatment by 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 two persons in custody were sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of taking employment while being a person who remains in Hong Kong without authority and riot respectively.

Ends/Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:58