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Inmate attacks staff at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre

     A male inmate attacked Correctional staff at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre last night (July 30), causing minor injuries to two officers.

      At about 7pm during his admission to the Centre, the 22-year-old inmate refused to co-operate with the Correctional staff in a routine search of him. He suddenly became emotionally unstable and hit the staff with both hands. Officers at the scene immediately tried to stop him with warnings but to no avail. As the officers were encountering serious resistance, they subdued the inmate by using OC foam.

      Two officers and the assailant sustained minor injuries and were treated in the centre's hospital.

      The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

      The assailant had been convicted and sentenced for an offence of theft.

Ends/Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:01