A man has died while in custody at Navan Garda Station in Co Meath.

The 52-year-old was taken into custody yesterday afternoon for public order reasons having reportedly consumed a large amount of alcohol.

Late last night, gardaí found that they could not wake the man and medical assistance was called.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out by State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy.

The circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated by the Garda Ombudsman Commission.