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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 43-year-old female remand person in custody at Tai Lam Centre for Women died in a public hospital today (December 13).

     On December 6, she was remanded for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drug. Afterwards she was admitted into the institutional hospital for treatment due to her drug abuse history and physical discomfort. The remand person in custody was referred to a public hospital for examination and treatment due to shortness of breath yesterday (December 12). During hospitalisation, her condition suddenly deteriorated and she was certified dead at 8.46am today.

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

Ends/Thursday, December 13, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:35