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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital
     A sick 55-year-old male remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (January 30).

     The person in custody suffered from liver cirrhosis and liver tumour. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospitals. On January 21, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 4.10pm 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 theft in December 2021.
Ends/Monday, January 30, 2023
Issued at HKT 21:30
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