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Correctional officers stop person in custody committing self-harm
     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody committing self-harm in Stanley Prison today (February 9).

     At 1.17pm today, a 29-year-old male person in custody was found cutting his wrist with a piece of homemade metal plate inside the workshop. Officers at the scene immediately stopped him and called for reinforcement. The person in custody was found conscious. He was required to be sent to a public hospital for further treatment after receiving an examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer.

     A clinical psychologist of the department will follow up on the case.

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

     The person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of possession of offensive weapon in public place in October 2021.
Ends/Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:00
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