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Correctional officers stop person in custody from committing suicide by hanging

     Correctional officers today (July 10) stopped a 28-year-old male remand person in custody from committing suicide by hanging at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre.

     At 8.01am today, a correctional officer found the person in custody hanging with bed sheet tied to the window frame inside the toilet of a dayroom. The officer immediately called for reinforcement and provided first aid treatment to him. The person in custody was found unconscious at that moment and was subsequently sent to a public hospital for further treatment. The case has been reported to the Police.

     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 rape.

Ends/Monday, July 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:00