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Correctional staff stop inmate attempting self-harm

     Officers of the Correctional Services Department found a person in custody in a Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre cell with injuries on his neck this morning (September 17).

     He was suspected to have injured himself with a ball-pen. Officers immediately stopped him and sent him to the centre hospital for treatment. He was then referred to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre for further psychiatric assessment.

     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, aged 27, was remanded for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs earlier this month.


Ends/Monday, September 17, 2012
Issued at HKT 19:46