Man (30s) dies while in Garda custody after crashing car in Walkinstown and forcing his way into two homes

A man (30s) has died after he was involved in a road traffic collision in Walkinstown last night.

According to Gardai the man, who is believed to have been the driver of a silver Volvo S40, crashed into a steel barrier around 9pm on Limekiln Avenue.

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The man then made his way into the Temple Manor estate and knocked on the door of a number of houses before forcing his way into two homes on Temple Manor Drive.

In a statement released this morning a Garda spokesperson said: “Gardai arrived at the scene and the man became aggressive. Offices were required to arrest and restrain him.

“As he was being removed from the house he became unresponsive and medical assistance was called.

“He was taken to Tallaght Hospital and was later pronounced dead. A post mortem examination will be carried out this morning 23rd Sept by the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy.

 “The matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.”

The crash scene and the house where the man was arrested have been sealed off for a technical examination by Garda Crime Scene Examiners and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the initial crash on Limekiln Ave or who may have been in the Temple Manor area between 9pm and 10pm on Friday night to contact them at Crumlin Garda Station on 01 666 6200.

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