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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 68-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (January 30).

     The person in custody suffered from liver cancer and hypertension. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. This morning, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 1.07pm 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 March 2020.

Ends/Saturday, January 30, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:25