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Man in 70s dies in garda station in Westport, County Mayo

An investigation is under way after a man in his 70s died in garda (Irish police) custody in County Mayo.

The man was detained at Westport garda station on Monday morning and later became unwell.

He subsequently died in the police station. A post mortem examination will be carried out later to establish the cause of death.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is sending investigators to conduct the inquiry.

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