A male inmate criminally damaged items inside the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (January 31).
At about 4.45am, a Correctional officer found the inmate, aged 46, damaging the protective cover of a CCTV camera and the conduit linked to it inside his cell. He was immediately stopped by the officer. At the time the inmate was found to be feeling disoriented and was later transferred to a public hospital for assessment and observation.
The case was reported to the Police for investigation.
The man was sentenced to jail a few days ago for the offence of theft.
Ends/Thursday, January 31, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:00