Gardaí say Terence Wheelock was 'unfortunately responsible for his own death'

The inquest into the death of Terence Wheelock has resumed at the Dublin City Coroner's Court.

The inquest into the death of Terence Wheelock has resumed at the Dublin City Coroner's Court.

Terence Wheelock was found hanging in his cell in Store Street Garda Station on June 2 2005, after being arrested in connection with the theft of a vehicle.

On the stand this morning, Inspector William Johnston who was on duty the day Terence Wheelock was arrested said he was completely sure the scene from which the deceased was removed was not interfered with. He said he did not see any blood or vomit on his clothing and had taken a mental note of it.

Inspector Sean Campbell said he had noted a ligature mark on Terence Wheelock's neck when he saw him in the hospital and that he had collected a T-shirt belonging to him from a nurse a number of days later.

Detective Inspector Hanley, in charge of the investigation took the stand before the court broke for lunch telling a jury of four men and three women that he believed that Mr Wheelock was unfortunately responsible for his own death.

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