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Correctional officers stop person in custody from self-harm

     Correctional officers stopped a male person in custody from committing self-harm at Pik Uk Prison today (May 2).

     At 7.45am, the 37-year-old person in custody, who had breached discipline, was escorted to Day Orderly Officer's office for investigation. On the way, he suddenly turned emotional and hit his head against the wall. The officers at the scene immediately stopped him. The person in custody sustained injury on his head. After consultation by a medical officer at the centre hospital, the person in custody was transferred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment.

     The case will be followed up by the clinical psychologist of the department.

     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 of the offence of wounding.

Ends/Saturday, May 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:23