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Correctional officers stop person in custody committing self-harm

     Correctional officers stopped a male person in custody committing self-harm at Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution yesterday (December 16).

     At about 11.25pm, the 35-year-old male person in custody was suspected to have cut his left wrist with a toothbrush and was bleeding in his dormitory. Officers at the scene immediately stopped him and sent him to the centre hospital for medical treatment.

     The person in custody was conscious at the time. He was subsequently transferred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment. The clinical psychologist will follow up on the case.

     A spokesman for the Correctional Services Department said, "The department uses all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, the improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."

     The person in custody was convicted for the offence of burglary.

Ends/Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:54

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