Oscar Pistorius treated in hospital for self-inflicted injuries

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Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been taken to hospital in South Africa after an apparent suicide bid. 

The BBC is reporting that the Blade Runner, who is serving a six-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, was discovered with self-inflicted wounds to his wrists. 

There are conflicting accounts of the incident, with the official prison line being that he fell from his bed at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria. 


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However, it's understood that prison guards found a stash of blades in his cell and he is now recovering in the Kalafong Hospital, where he is surrounded by armed guards. 

Pistorius hospitalised 

One prison guard told South African source City Press that Pistorius' wrists had to be bandaged due to "bad cuts". 

The athlete was originally found guilty of culpable homicide, but that was overturned last December when Judge Thokozile Masipa found him guilty of murder. 

The six-year sentence handed to him prompted outrage from around the world, but Masipa argued he had already served time in prison for the offense. 

Pistorius has always maintained that he did not intend to kill Steenkamp as he believed he was shooting at an intruder. 

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