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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 70-year-old male remand person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (March 30).

     The remand person in custody suffered from hypertension and liver disease. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospital. On March 19, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort and was later suspected to have liver cancer. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 0.52am 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 remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in September 2018.

Ends/Monday, March 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:11