Monday , 22 April 2024

At the hospital the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Suicide attempts are being considered

Jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has received treatment in hospital, with one report saying he had wounds to his wrists. A prison service spokesman confirmed the athlete had been treated for wrist injuries, which he said were "minor". But he said reports Pistorius had hurt himself on purpose were "speculation". Last month, prosecutors said his six-year jail sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 was too lenient and they would appeal.

A report by City Press said Pistorius had been taken to hospital on Saturday. It quoted an unnamed security guard at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria as saying the athlete had wounds to his wrists that had been bandaged. It said blades had been found in a subsequent search of Pistorius's cell. A spokeswoman for the Pistorius family said she had no comment at this stage. Following his hospital treatment, the athlete has been returned to prison to continue serving his sentence. The 29-year-old was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December. He had admitted killing Ms Steenkamp but said he mistook her for an intruder at his home.

Source: BBC

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