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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 62-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital yesterday (March 31).

     The person in custody suffered from tongue cancer. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On March 16, 2020, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 8.54pm 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 sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in 2014.

Ends/Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:23