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Unconscious person in custody dies in hospital
     ​An 86-year-old male person in custody who had been found unconscious in Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (May 23).

     The person in custody suffered from chronic kidney disease and hypertension. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospitals. At 5.41am today, he was found unconscious in his bed in the institution hospital by a correctional officer. The officer immediately provided first-aid treatment to him and called for reinforcement and ambulance to send him to a public hospital for further rescue. His condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 6.43am 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 arson in January 2006.
Ends/Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Issued at HKT 12:00
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