Person in custody attempts escape

     A male person in custody at Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre attempted to escape today (September 7).

     At 9.45am, the 28-year-old male person in custody tried to escape at a hill slope as he was returning to a fibreglass workshop. Correctional officers immediately carried out a search operation and succeeded in capturing him in the vicinity of a store near the workshop.

     The case has been referred to the Police for investigation.

     The Correctional Services Department has appointed an independent board to conduct an investigation into the matter.

     The person in custody was sentenced to undergo drug treatment at the institution for the offence of possession of a dangerous drug.

     Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre is a minimum security correctional institution for detaining male persons in custody undergoing drug treatment.

Ends/Thursday, September 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:55