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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody from self-harm

     Correctional officers stopped a male remand person in custody from hurting himself at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (July 28).

     At 7.14pm, the 44-year-old remand person in custody suddenly became emotional inside a cell and banged his head against the grille gate. Officers at the scene immediately stopped him from further hurting himself. After examination and treatment by the medical officer of the centre hospital, he was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment.

     A clinical psychologist of the department will follow up 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 remanded for the offences of burglary and theft.

Ends/Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:12