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Correctional officers stop remand inmate from self-harm

     Correctional Services officers stopped a remand inmate from hurting himself in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (October 13).

     At about 4am, an on-duty officer found the 43-year-old male remand inmate hit his head several times against the grille gate inside the centre hospital ward. The officer stopped him immediately and called for reinforcement staff to help.

     The remand inmate sustained minor injury on his forehead. After examination by the medical officer, he was transferred to a government hospital for medical treatment, and was later admitted for further examination. A departmental 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 remanded for offence of possession of imitation firearms.

Ends/Sunday, October 13, 2013
Issued at HKT 23:04