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Person in custody dies in public hospital after being found unconscious

     A 75-year-old male person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre was found unconscious in the institution hospital last night (September 4) and died in a public hospital this morning (September 5).

     Since 2010, the person in custody has been admitted into the institution hospital and received continuous medical care and follow-up at public hospitals for his chronic diseases. He was found unconscious on his bed by institution hospital staff during routine physical checking for him at 11.43pm last night. First aid treatment was immediately applied and an ambulance was called to send the person in custody to a public hospital for further treatment. His condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 0.58am today.

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

     The person in custody was sentenced to receive treatment in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre for the offence of wounding with intent.

Ends/Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:30