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Inmate attacks officers at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre

    

     Two staff members of the Correctional Services Department were injured when they subdued an inmate at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre yesterday (August 20) evening.

     The 33-year-old female inmate assaulted an officer who was conducting a search in her cell.  Another officer tried to stop her.  The two officers who sustained minor injury during the struggle were given medical treatment afterwards.  No visible external injury was seen on the inmate.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The inmate had been recalled for breach of a supervision order.  She was receiving mental assessment in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre when the incident occurred.

                     

Ends/Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Issued at HKT 21:22

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