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Correctional officers find person in custody committing self-harm

     Correctional Services officers at Stanley Prison today (July 2) stopped a male person in custody committing self harm.

     At 9.45am, correctional officers found the 27-year-old person in custody used a tool to hurt himself inside the workshop toilet. The officers immediately stopped him. The person in custody sustained minor injury on his neck. After consultation by a medical officer at the centre hospital, he was transferred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment.

     The case will be followed up by a 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 sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Thursday, July 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:48