Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 38-year-old female remand person in custody at Tai Lam Centre for Women died in a public hospital today (August 21).

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of Breach of Condition of Stay on August 12. At 3.45pm on August 15, she was found mumbling and yelling inside the cell and subsequently coughing and vomiting blood. Correctional officers immediately provided treatment to her and summoned reinforcement. She remained conscious and upon treatment she was transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for further treatment.

     During hospitalisation, her condition deteriorated and she was certified dead at 10.52am today.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

Ends/Monday, August 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:52