Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Man found dead in south Dublin cell

Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy has referred the death to the independent investigators

A man has died in a garda cell in Dublin, the Garda Ombudsman has confirmed.

The man was arrested on Tuesday evening and detained at Tallaght Garda Station, south Dublin, where he was found dead at 9.30pm.

The Ombudsman's office said Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy had referred the death to the independent investigators.

It is understood the dead man was discovered in a cell during a routine check.

The Ombudsman's office said it was notified of the man's death under Section 102 of the Garda Act 2005, which states it must be contacted to investigate whether the conduct of a garda resulted in the death or serious injury of a person.

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