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Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff
     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Correctional Institution stopped a male person in custody attacking staff yesterday (January 7).

     At 6.50pm yesterday, a 72-year-old male person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer with his hand on the way back to the dormitory. Officers at the scene immediately ordered him to stop.

     During the incident, the officer being attacked felt chest discomfort. He did not need to be sent to a public hospital after examination 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 assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Ends/Friday, January 8, 2021
Issued at HKT 12:22
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