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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 87-year-old male remand person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today (February 12).

     The remand person in custody suffered from ischemic heart disease and renal failure. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospital. On January 26, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 7.55am 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 criminal damage in January 2019.

Ends/Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:40