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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 49-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (February 13).

     The person in custody suffered from asthma, diabetes mellitus and liver cirrhosis. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at an institution hospital and the public hospital. On January 29, he was sent to the public hospital for further treatment due to physical discomfort. During his hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 1.16am 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 sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in July 2016.

Ends/Thursday, February 13, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:42