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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody from committing suicide by hanging
     ​Correctional officers stopped a male remand person in custody from committing suicide by hanging in the cell holding unit of High Court today (September 9).

     At 11.13am today, a correctional officer found the 29-year-old remand person in custody attempting suicide by hanging with his upper garment tied to the grille bar of his cell. The officer immediately called for reinforcement to stop the act and provide first aid treatment. The person in custody was found unconscious at the time and was subsequently sent to a public hospital for further treatment. The case has been reported to the Police.

     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 institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."

     The person was remanded for the offence of rape in August 2022. 
Ends/Friday, September 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:00
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