Correctional officers stop remand person in custody from self-harm

     Correctional Services officers stopped a female remand person in custody from hurting herself in Lo Wu Correctional Institution today (July 22).

     At 12.35pm, the 46-year-old remand person in custody suddenly turned emotional inside a cell. She used a hair clip to slash her wrist and neck and banged her head against the wall. Officers at the scene immediately stopped her from further hurting herself. After examination and treatment by the medical officer of the centre hospital, she was transferred to a public hospital for further examination.

     A clinical psychologist of the department 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 person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:02