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Swedish House Mafia concert death: gardaí appeal to taxi driver

The 21-year-old died suddenly hours after attending the Phoenix Park ad.

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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE death of a 21-year-old man following the now-infamous Swedish House Mafia concert at the Phoenix Park last summer have issued a fresh appeal for information.

They wish to talk to a taxi driver who gave the deceased and two other men a lift home on the 8 July 2012.

The three young men had attended the gig and left the park through the Ashtown Gate. They made their way to the Navan Road where they tried to hail a taxi for a period of time, sometime between 11.30pm on the 7 July and 1.30am on the 8 July.

Gardaí believe the location they hailed the taxi as the Dublin city side of the Ashtown roundabout. The car brought them to the Rosse Court area of Lucan.

The 21-year-old complained of being ill and an ambulance was then called. He was taken to James Connolly Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The taxi driver is asked to contact Blanchardstown garda station on 01 666 7000.

Three people died of overdoses in Dublin following the Swedish House Mafia gig on 7 July last year. Gardaí also confirmed that nine people were stabbed during the court of the concert. One person appeared in court, charged in connection with the incidents. Gardaí and organisers MCD launched full reviews of the event.

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