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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 66-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (September 7).

     ​The person in custody suffered from lung cancer and hypertension. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On September 2, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 11.58am 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 August 2017.

Ends/Monday, September 7, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:00