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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 31-year-old male remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (May 21).

     The remand person in custody suffered from diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospitals. On May 20, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to suspected sepsis. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 4.58am today.

     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 ordered by the Court to be remanded under the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance in February 2018.

Ends/Monday, May 21, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:05