Road re-opens: Police probe death of taxi passenger

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A MAN died this morning after an ‘incident’ in a taxi on a Doncaster road, police have revealed.

The man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, suffered head injuries at around 2.10am and died a short time later at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Police said the incident happened on the A19 St George’s Bridge, Doncaster, but detectives have not yet revealed any other details.

Officers have made five arrests in connection with the death.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The man was a passenger in the taxi and police are investigating the circumstances that led to his death.

“The man sustained head injuries during the incident at 2.10am today and was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary, where he died a short time later.

“Five people have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently in custody assisting police with enquiries.”

St George’s Bridge was sealed off by police while officers investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

The road was closed for almost 12 hours but reopened this afternoon, Wednesday,

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 62 of Wednesday, January 18.