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Person in custody commits suicide by hanging at Shek Pik Prison

     A 31-year-old male person in custody at Shek Pik Prison committed suicide by hanging himself today (November 3).

     At about 6.44am, correctional officers discovered that the person in custody had committed suicide by hanging himself with his pullover tied to the grill bars of his cell. The officers immediately called for reinforcement.

     Reinforcing staff arrived and immediately provided first aid treatment to him and called for an ambulance. The person in custody was then sent to a public hospital for rescue. He was certified dead at 8.23am today.

     The Correctional Services Department has reported the case to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

     The deceased was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of murder.

Ends/Thursday, November 3, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:53