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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 74-year-old male remand person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today (November 15).

     The remand person in custody, who suffered from a cerebrovascular accident, myocardial infarction and hypertension, required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospitals. On October 31, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment and was later diagnosed with sepsis and multiorgan failure. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 2.44am 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 remanded for the offence of manslaughter in June 2018.

Ends/Thursday, November 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:15