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Remand person in custody escapes at hospital
     ​A remand person in custody of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre escaped at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) yesterday (November 14).

     On November 10, the 27-year-old male remand person in custody was referred and admitted to QEH for treatment and hospitalisation due to physical discomfort. At about 10.57pm yesterday, he suddenly escaped from the handcuffs tied to the bed and ran away. An officer at the scene instantly ordered him to stop, mounted the chase and called for reinforcement. Soon afterwards, the remand person in custody was recaptured by the correctional officer near QEH.

     The case has been reported to the Police. The Correctional Services Department has also appointed a board of enquiry to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of burglary in July 2023.
Ends/Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Issued at HKT 11:53
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