Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 63-year-old male remand person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (August 14).

     The person in custody suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On August 12, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 12.17pm today.

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

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in July 2021.

Ends/Sunday, August 14, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30