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Correctional officers stop suicide attempt by remand person in custody

     Correctional officers stopped a male remand person in custody from attempting suicide by hanging at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (July 30).

     At 12.05pm, correctional officers found a 67-year-old male remand person in custody attempting to hang himself with his clothes tied to the window frame of his cell. The officers immediately stopped him and render emergency treatment. The remand person in custody was conscious at the time and was later 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 remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Thursday, July 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:15