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Correctional officers stop remand person in custody from committing suicide by hanging
     ​Correctional officers stopped a 61-year-old male remand person in custody from committing suicide by hanging in Stanley Prison today (August 26).

     At 3.41am today, a correctional officer found the remand person in custody attempting suicide by hanging with a towel tied to the grille bars of his cell. The officer immediately called for reinforcement to rescue and provide first aid treatment to him. 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 in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in January 2023.
Ends/Saturday, August 26, 2023
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