Sick remand person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre dies in public hospital


3rd February 2023 – (Hong Kong) A 75-year-old male remand person in custody in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today.

 The person in custody suffered from rectal cancer. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. Today, the person in custody was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 5.13pm.

The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner’s Court.

The person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in February 2020.