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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody committing self-harm

     Correctional officers stopped a male remand person in custody from committing self-harm at the cell holding unit of High Court today (July 28).

     ​At 5.04pm today, the 28-year-old male person in custody was found emotionally unstable and banged his head against the wall inside his cell. Officers at the scene immediately ordered him to stop the act and called for reinforcement. The person in custody was found conscious. He was subsequently sent to a public hospital for examination and treatment.

     A clinical psychologist of the department will follow up on the case.

     A spokesman for the Correctional Services Department said, "The department uses all possible measures to prevent persons in custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, improvement of institutional facilities, staff training and first aid services."

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:25