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Person under supervision assaults correctional officer on supervision duties

     A man under supervision assaulted a correctional officer who was performing supervision duties today (August 6), causing him sustained slight injuries.

      At about 3.15pm, when two officers of the Rehabilitation Unit of the Correctional Services Department on supervision duties visited the 30-year-old person under supervision near Island Road, Southern District, the man suddenly became emotionally unstable and hit one of the officers with his fist and fled the scene.

      The officer sustained minor injuries to his face and was sent to a public hospital for treatment.

      The case has been reported to the Police for follow-up.

      The person under supervision was sentenced to undergo treatment at Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre last August for an offence of possession of dangerous drugs and was released this February subject to a year's statutory supervision.

Ends/Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Issued at HKT 21:23

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