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Remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 62-year-old male remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (July 2).

     He was remanded at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre for the offence of "possession of apparatus fit and intended for injection of a dangerous drug" on June 19 this year. He was sent to a public hospital for treatment on June 21 because of hypotension. During hospitalisation his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 9.19am today.

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

Ends/Thursday, July 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:07