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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     ​A 60-year-old female remand person in custody at Tai Lam Centre for Women died in a public hospital today (June 9).

     The remand person in custody suffered from diabetes mellitus and acute brain stroke. She required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital. Yesterday (June 8), she was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort and was later diagnosed with multi-organ failure. During the hospitalisation, her condition deteriorated and she was certified dead at 11.02am 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 remanded for the offence of murder in December 2018.

Ends/Sunday, June 9, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:35