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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody attempting suicide by hanging

     Correctional officers stopped a 26-year-old female remand person in custody from attempting suicide by hanging in Tai Lam Centre for Women today (September 23).

     ​At 4.46am today, a correctional officer found the remand person in custody attempting suicide by hanging herself with her shirt tied to the grille bar of the dormitory. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the act and called for reinforcement. The person in custody was found conscious. After receiving examination and treatment, she was sent to a public hospital for further 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 institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of living on earnings of prostitution of others in August 2020.

Ends/Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:20