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Remand person in custody dies in public hospital

      A remand person in custody who had been sent to a public hospital due to illness earlier from Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died early this morning (January 28).

      The 51-year-old male remand person in custody had been suffering from chronic diseases before his admission and received constant treatment and follow-up at public hospitals. He was referred to a public hospital on January 20 as his general condition had deteriorated. He was certified dead at 2.39am today.

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

      The person in custody had been remanded for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs since June 2013.

Ends/Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Issued at HKT 19:06