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Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff
     Correctional officers at Lo Wu Correctional Institution stopped a female person in custody attacking staff yesterday (June 9).

     ​At 6.26pm yesterday, a 29-year-old female person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer inside a cell. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and called for reinforcement.

     During the incident, the officer sustained injuries to her hand. She was sent to a public hospital for further treatment after receiving examination and treatment 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 trafficking in a dangerous drug.
Ends/Thursday, June 10, 2021
Issued at HKT 12:30
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