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Visitor threatens correctional officer at reception centre


     A visitor who had abused and threatened a correctional officer at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre was taken away by the Police yesterday afternoon (April 25).

     The 56-year old man turned offensive when he was asked to wait for his turn to visit an inmate on remand.  He then abused and threatened to harm the officer.

     The case was subsequently referred to the Police.

     A spokesman for Correctional Services Department said they would not tolerate any illegal behavior at correctional institutions.


Ends/Thursday, April 26, 2012
Issued at HKT 00:11