A sick 42-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (April 25).
The person in custody suffered from metastatic carcinoma of the lung. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On April 19, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 3.52am today.
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 trafficking in dangerous drugs in July 2017.
Ends/Thursday, April 25, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:40