Gardaí investigating after body found in 'unexplained circumstances' in Slane


Garda are investigating after they discovered a body in 'unexplained' circumstances in Meath.


At around 3am, Garda attended the scene on the N51 in Harmanstown, Slane.


The male, who was travelling on an electric scooter from the direction of the town, was treated by ambulance services after being found unconscious.


He was later pronounced dead.


The N51 is currently closed while forensics investigate.


At this time, An Garda Sochna are treating this incident as a possible road traffic collision.


Garda at Navan are appealing for any witnesses or for anyone with information to come forward.


A statement from the Garda said:


''Garda are investigating following the discovery of a body in unexplained circumstances on the N51 in Harmanstown, Slane, County Meath, in the early hours of Saturday, 26th September, 2020.


''Garda attended the scene at approximately 2:50am following reports of an unconscious man lying on the road. The man (age unconfirmed at this time), who was travelling on an electric scooter from the direction of Slane, was treated by ambulance services but was later pronounced dead.


''The road is currently closed pending a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.


''At this time, An Garda Sochna are treating this incident as a possible road traffic collision.


''Garda at Navan are appealing for any witnesses or for anyone with information to come forward.


''Garda are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the N51 in Harmanstown between approximately 1:30am and 3:00am to make this footage available to Garda.


''Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Navan Garda Station on 046 9079930. Alternatively, contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.