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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital
     A sick 51-year-old male person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (December 20).

     The person in custody suffered from liver cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On November 8, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 4.35am 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 breach of condition of stay in September 2021.
Ends/Monday, December 20, 2021
Issued at HKT 13:00
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