Person in custody attacks staff at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre

     A person in custody attacked and injured a Hospital Authority staff deployed to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre today (January 21).

     At about 4.21pm, the 22-year-old male person in custody returned to the Centre after attending medical appointment in a public hospital. He suddenly turned emotional when waiting for searching and changing uniform. He dashed out from the searching room and bumped the staff member to the ground. Officers at the scene stopped the person in custody immediately.

     The staff member sustained head injury and was given medical treatment at the centre hospital. She was subsequently transferred to a public hospital for further examination.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The person in custody had been sentenced to imprisonment for an offence of wounding.

Ends/Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Issued at HKT 23:29