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Correctional officer stops assault on person in custody
     A correctional officer stopped two remand persons in custody from assaulting another remand person in custody at Lo Wu Correctional Institution yesterday (August 5).

​     At 6.10pm yesterday, two female remand persons in custody, aged 32 and 38, attacked a 28-year-old female remand person in custody inside the shower room. The officer at the scene immediately stopped the assailants and called for reinforcement.

     The victim sustained injuries to her head and elbow. After an examination and treatment in the institution hospital, she was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The two assailants did not sustain any injuries.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The 32- and 38-year-old persons in custody were remanded for trafficking in a dangerous drug, while the 28-year-old person in custody was remanded for obtaining property by deception.
Ends/Thursday, August 6, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:30
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