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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 75-year-old male person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today (July 17).

     On July 3, the person in custody was referred to a public hospital for examination and treatment due to physical discomfort. Since then, he all along received in-patient treatment in the hospital with the diagnosis of pneumonia and heart disease. In the morning today, his condition suddenly deteriorated and he was certified dead at 12.39pm.

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

     The person in custody was convicted for the offence of wounding in May 2018.

Ends/Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:12