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Correctional officers stop remand inmate from self-harm

     Correctional services officers stopped a remand inmate from self harm in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (May 24).

      During an interview at about 6.25pm, the 47-year-old male remand inmate went emotional suddenly and intended to bang his head towards a desk. The officers immediately stopped him.  The inmate sustained a minor injury was examined and treated by a medical officer in the centre hospital. Clinical psychologist will follow up the case.

      A spokesman for the Correctional Services Department said, "The department uses all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, the improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."

      The inmate was on remand for offences of trafficking and possession of dangerous drugs.

Ends/Saturday, May 25, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:48