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