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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 80-year-old male person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital yesterday (February 28).

     The person in custody suffered from diabetes mellitus, anaemia and carcinoma of the stomach. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On February 27, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 10.05pm yesterday.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

     The person in custody was detained for the offence of manslaughter in July 1973.

Ends/Saturday, February 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:38