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Remand inmate attacks officer at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre

     A remand inmate attacked and injured a Correctional Services officer at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (April 18).

      At about 12.45pm, the 58-year-old male remanded inmate, turned emotional and punched an officer on his chest during security check.  The officer together with another officer at the spot subdued the remanded inmate by applying OC foam.

      The officer who sustained injury on his chest was given medical treatment at the centre hospital and was then transferred to a public hospital where he was discharged after treatment. The assailant sustained minor injury on his chest.  He was treated by the medical officer in the centre hospital and did not need to go to public hospital.

      The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

      The inmate was remanded for an offence of common assault.

Ends/Thursday, April 18, 2013
Issued at HKT 22:55