A 33-year-old remand inmate of Stanley Prison was found by staff hanging in his cell with a bed sheet at around 8pm today (June 27).
First aid was immediately given at the scene. The inmate was then sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where he was certified dead at 8.42pm.
Police and the inmate's family have been informed of the incident and an inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.
The inmate, surnamed Tang, was remanded to correctional institution on a charge of trafficking in dangerous drugs.
Ends/Sunday, June 27, 2010
Issued at HKT 22:59