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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 Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre last night (September 12).

     At about 10.30pm, an officer found the 27-year-old male inmate had sustained some injuries on his forehead and wrist inside his cell. The injuries were suspected to be self-inflicted. The officer stopped him immediately and sent him to the centre hospital for body examination. After examination, the doctor sent him to a government hospital for 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 remanded for the offence of wounding early this month.

Ends/Thursday, September 13, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:55