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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 59-year-old male remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital yesterday (May 17).

     The remand person in custody suffered from stomach cancer. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospitals. On May 9, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to deteriorated physical condition. During hospitalisation, his condition further deteriorated and he was certified dead at 11.37pm yesterday.

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

     The remand person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in January 2018.

Ends/Friday, May 18, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:05