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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital


A sick 58-year-old male remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (August 13).

The person in custody was remanded for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs on August 11. As he had a chronic drug abuse history and was suffering from heart disease, he was arranged to stay in the centre hospital for medical and follow-up care. He was sent to a public hospital for further treatment on August 12 because of chest discomfort. During his stay in hospital, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 10.17am today.

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

Ends/Saturday, August 13, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:24