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Correctional officers stop remand inmate from self-harm

     Correctional officers stopped a remand inmate from hurting himself at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (April 25).

     At around 5.45pm, the 39-year-old male remand inmate, while undergoing reception procedures, suddenly turned emotionally unstable and banged his forehead against a wall. He was immediately stopped and sustained mild swelling over his forehead. He was taken to the centre hospital for medical examination and treatment.

     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 remand inmate was charged with the offence of possessing dangerous drugs.

Ends/Friday, April 26, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:45


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