Suspected drug boss found hanging in jail

05/03/2005 - 17:22:34

A man reported to be a leading crime figure in Dublin has been found hanging in his cell in Mountjoy Prison.

He was found in his cell by two fellow prisoners just after midday.

Prison officers were alerted and they attempted to resuscitate the man.

He was then rushed to the Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 12.45pm.

The 34-year-old man was serving a one-year sentence for road traffic offences and was due to be released next month.

It is understood that the man is a regarded by gardaí as a leading figure in drug dealing in the north of the city.

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