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Person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 78-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital yesterday (February 13).

     The person in custody was sentenced for the offence of wounding with intent on November 26, 2014. He was a person with chronic illnesses. He suffered from liver cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was admitted to the centre hospital for medical care and follow-up since his imprisonment.

     He was sent to a public hospital for treatment on February 5 because of physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and was certified dead at 6.01pm yesterday.

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

Ends/Sunday, February 14, 2016
Issued at HKT 10:34