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Prisoner’s suicide attempt foiled

A 22-year-old man’s attempt to hang himself in his maximum security cell while his cell mates slept, was foiled by prison officers yesterday morning, according to a press release from Her Majesty’s Prison.

According to the release, the man was found by guards hanging by something he fabricated as the other men in his cell slept.

“There were two other inmates living in the cell at the time of the incident, but prison authorities are satisfied that they were sound asleep and unaware of the incident until officers sounded the alarm,”said the release.

It added that the inmate was granted bail by the courts last Thursday, but has not been able to have it signed by anyone.

“Prison Superintendent Dr. Elliston Rahming, praised prison officers for their vigilance, as they used the recently introduced computer-aided patrol tour guard system to foil the man’s plot to take his own life.

“(The system)verifies the extent to which officers conduct patrols during their tour of duty,”the release continued.

The matter has been turned over to the police for further investigation.

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