Person in custody rescued from suicide dies in public hospital today


     ​A 61-year-old male remand person in custody at Stanley Prison attempted suicide on August 26. After being rescued, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment and was certified dead today (August 29).

     At 3.41am on August 26, the person in custody attempted suicide by hanging with a towel tied to the grille bars of his cell. Correctional officers immediately provided first aid treatment to the person in custody and sent him to a public hospital for treatment. After being rescued, he had all along remained unconscious and received in-patient treatment in the public hospital. His condition deteriorated today and he was certified dead at 4.03pm.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner’s Court.

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in January 2023.