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Correctional staff stop inmate attempting self-harm


     Officers of the Correctional Services Department stopped a person in custody attempting self-harm at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre last night (September 10).

     At about 7pm, an officer found the 23-year-old male inmate had sustained some injuries on his neck and was holding a ball pen in his hand inside the toilet of a dining hall. The officer stopped him immediately. Apart from being treated on the spot, he was also sent to a government hospital for further observation and treatment. His general condition is stable.
     A spokesman for the department said, "The department has been using all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."

     The inmate was imprisoned for the offence of theft in June this year.

Ends/Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:29