Sick person in custody dies in public hospital


     ​A sick 62-year-old female person in custody at Lo Wu Correctional Institution died in a public hospital today (April 21).

     The person in custody suffered from lung cancer. She required continuous medical care and follow-up treatment at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On April 8, she was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, her condition deteriorated and she was certified dead at 2.23pm 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 theft in September 2023.