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Man filmed racially abusing and assaulting taxi driver hands himself in to gardaí

The video has been viewed thousands of times in the last 24 hours.
Apr 28th 2019, 2:56 PM 149,195 99

Updated Apr 28th 2019, 6:03 PM

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an alleged assault on a taxi driver which happened on Easter Sunday night. 

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. The passenger can be heard shouting racial slurs at the driver before he attacks him physically. 

The video has been viewed thousands of times in the last 24 hours. 

Derek Devoy, a taxi driver who founded a suicide prevention service run by drivers, said he has been in contact with the passenger in the video and that the man intends on handing himself in to gardaí. 

He said: “I have just spoken to the passenger in this video who contacted me direct and I’m on my way to Dublin to pick him up and take him to make a full statement to the Gardai. He has said that he is deeply sorry for what he has done and wants to hand himself in. I will not be disclosing his details for obvious reasons.”

Gardaí confirmed they are investigating the incident and that the man has handed himself in. 

A spokeswoman said: “Gardaí in Clontarf are investigation an incident of assault that occurred on the 21 April on the Malahide Road, Donnycarney, at approximately 10pm.

“A suspect in the case has presented themselves at a north Dublin Garda station and Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station 01 6664800 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

“As the investigation is ongoing we will not be commenting further at this time.”

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