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Person in custody rescued from suicide dies in public hospital three weeks later

     A 41-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison committed suicide by hanging on April 27. After rescue, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment and was subsequently certified dead today (May 17).

     At 9.57am on April 27, the person in custody committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed cover tied to the grille bars of the observation cell inside the institution hospital. Correctional officers provided first aid treatment to the person in custody and called for an ambulance to send him to a public hospital for treatment. Since being rescued, he has all along remained unconscious and received in-patient treatment in the public hospital. His condition suddenly deteriorated this afternoon and he was certified dead at 6.32pm.

     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 imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in July 2017.

Ends/Thursday, May 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 22:19