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Remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A remand person in custody in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital this morning (December 24).

     At about 5.07am today, correctional officers found the 60-year-old male remand person in custody unconscious in his cell and immediately sent him to a public hospital for treatment. He was certified dead at 5.39am.

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

     The remand person in custody was remanded for the offence of possession of a dangerous drug.

Ends/Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:30