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Friday 22 August 2014

Man (21) found dead in Garda cell

Brian Hutton

Published 30/07/2013 | 18:05

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A young man has been found dead in a Garda station cell.

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The 21-year-old was arrested shortly before 11am and was being detained at Dungarvan Garda station in Co Waterford.

 

His body was discovered in a cell before noon.

 

The Garda Ombudsman - the force's official watchdog - has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

 

A spokesman said a post mortem will be carried out tomorrow at Waterford Regional Hospital.

 

It is understood the man, who is from the Dungarvan area, was under arrest for a minor public order offence when he died.

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