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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 92-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (February 23) morning.

     The person in custody suffered from heart disease, hypertension and carcinoma of colon. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospital. On February 5, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 7.27am 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 murder in January 2010.

Ends/Sunday, February 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:54