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Person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 73-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (November 10).

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of conspiracy to defraud in April this year and sentenced to imprisonment in June. He suffered from chronic illnesses including heart disease and diabetes mellitus and required continuous medical care and follow-up. He was sent to a public hospital for treatment on July 4. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 1.20am today.

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

Ends/Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:27