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Gardaí seek information over Friday death of man in Cork

A man in his 40s was arrested over a public order offence, but his condition deteriorated and he later died in hospital.

Parnell Place in Cork, where a man was arrested on Friday evening. He later died after falling ill in Garda custody.
Parnell Place in Cork, where a man was arrested on Friday evening. He later died after falling ill in Garda custody.
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GARDAÍ IN CORK CITY have issued an appeal for public information that may explain the circumstances of the death of a man in his 40s there on Friday evening.

The man, aged in his 40s,  was arrested at around 7pm on Friday evening under the Public Order Act following an incident at Parnell Place in the centre of the city.

The man’s condition deteriorated while in Garda custody, however, and he was moved from Anglesea Street station to Cork University Hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning to receive medical attention there. He died at the hospital shortly before 3pm yesterday.

The matter has been referred to the Garda Ombudsman and a post-mortem is due on the man’s remains today.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who noticed suspicious activity around Parnell Place or the Bus Station between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on Friday to get in touch with them.

The incident room at Anglesea Street station can be contacted at 021 4522000, while information can also be left with the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

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Gavan Reilly

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