Correctional officers stopped a fight involving two inmates at Stanley Prison yesterday (July 31).
At about 11.45am, the officers found the two male inmates, aged 36 and 25, quarrelling over some trivial matter and engaging in a fist fight while doing exercise in the exercise yard. The officers immediately stopped the fight and separated the two men. Both were conscious at the time.
The officers then sent the two inmates to the centre hospital for treatment. The 25-year-old inmate who suffered minor injuries was treated and discharged. The 36-year-old inmate sustained facial injuries and, after receiving preliminary examination, was transferred to a public hospital for further medical treatment.
The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.
The two inmates were sentenced to jail separately for the offences of using an identity card relating to another and perverting the course of justice.
Ends/Thursday, August 1, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:23