Correctional officer stops person in custody attacking staff

     A correctional officer at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre stopped a female person in custody attacking staff today (July 14).

     At 1.12pm, a 24-year-old female person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer with her hand inside the ward. The officer immediately ordered her to stop.

     During the incident, the officer sustained injury to her hand and did not need to be sent to public hospital after examination and treatment provided by the institution Medical Officer. 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 riot.

Ends/Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:05