Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody from assaulting another person in custody at Tong Fuk Correctional Institution today (November 25).

     At 9.51am, a 42-year-old male person in custody attacked another 36-year-old male person in custody inside the workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the victim sustained injuries to his head. After an examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Monday, November 25, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:05