Police investigate sudden death of taxi driver following incident on duty
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Police investigate sudden death of taxi driver following incident on duty

POLICE in Dublin are investigating after a taxi driver died following an 'incident" which occured whil he was on duty in the Irish capital.

The driver, who is in his 40s but has yet to be named, was involved with an "incident" with a fare in the early hours of Sunday morning, February 4.

He became unwell at around 4.30am on James' Street, the Irish Independent reports.

"He was treated at the scene and brought by ambulance to St James Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later," a garda spokeswoman said.

"His body was taken to the Dublin city mortuary where a post-mortem was conducted by Dr Curtis, Office of the State Pathologist," they added.

Gardaí are treating the case as a sudden death and a file will be prepared for the coroner

Preliminary results from the post-mortem have been given to investigating teams but have not been released publicly for operational reasons.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kevin St Garda Station 01 6669400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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