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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 Tong Fuk Correctional Institution today (October 10).

     At 8.20am, the 38-year-old person in custody attacked his own left eye with his fist at a workshop. The officers at the scene immediately stopped him and sent him to the centre hospital for medical examination.

     The man sustained injury to his left eye and was sent to a public hospital for further examination after treatment by a medical officer at the centre hospital. A 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 man was sentenced for the offence of theft.

Ends/Friday, October 10, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:01