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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody attacking staff

      ​Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre stopped a male remand person in custody attacking staff yesterday (January 4).

     At 7.11pm yesterday, the 36-year-old male remand person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked two correctional officers with his hands inside a cell. The officers at the scene immediately stopped him and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, an officer sustained injuries to his head and leg while another officer sustained injury to his head. After examination and treatment at the institution hospital, they were 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 possession of offensive weapon in a public place.

Ends/Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:15