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Correctional officer and person in custody assaulted by another person in custody at Lo Wu Correctional Institution

     A female person in custody and a correctional officer were assaulted by another person in custody in Lo Wu Correctional Institution yesterday (July 18).

     At 7.17am, the 40-year-old female person in custody attacked another 25-year-old female person in custody inside the dormitory. A correctional officer at scene immediately came forward to stop and separate the two and called for reinforcement.  During the incident, the assailant also attacked the officer.

     On arrival, reinforcement staff immediately stopped the assailant. The officer, who sustained slight injury over chest and elbows, was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment after consultation by a medical officer at the centre hospital.  The person in custody being attacked was slightly injured on her arm.  The assailant was slightly injured on her head and hand.  The two persons in custody were treated in the centre hospital and were not required to be referred to outside hospital.

     The department has reported the case to police for enquiry.

     The assailant was serving sentence for offence of theft and the injured person in custody for offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Sunday, July 19, 2015
Issued at HKT 09:05


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