Correctional officers stopped a 25-year-old male remand person in custody from attempting suicide by hanging in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre yesterday (September 28).
At 10.55pm yesterday, a correctional officer found the remand person in custody attempting suicide by hanging with a bedsheet tied to the grille bar of his cell. The officer immediately called for reinforcement and stopped the act. The person in custody was found conscious. After receiving examination and treatment, he 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 attempted murder in October 2019.
Ends/Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:22