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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick remand person in custody from Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (January 11).

     The 77-year-old male remand person in custody was sent to public hospital for treatment on January 1 because of illness. He was certified dead at 5.01pm today.

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

     The man was remanded for an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Saturday, January 11, 2014
Issued at HKT 19:17