Chesterfield taxi driver dies after altercation at Manchester Airport

The multi-storey car park at Manchester Airport, Terminal 2. Photo - Google Street View
The multi-storey car park at Manchester Airport, Terminal 2. Photo - Google Street View

A Chesterfield taxi driver has died after an altercation in a car park at Manchester Airport this morning, local media have reported.

The incident occurred in the multi-storey car park at terminal two at around 8.25am.

Cab driver William Brent Taylor, a 57-year-old grandfather from Chesterfield, is understood to have suffered a heart attack and was taken to hospital, where he later died, the Manchester Evening News (MEN) reports.

According to the MEN, Mr Taylor worked for A-Line Taxis and lived in Holmewood.

Greater Manchester Police have this afternoon confirmed that two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

A statement said: "Shortly after 8.25am on Friday 6 April 2018, police were called to reports of an assault at a car park at Terminal 2 of Manchester Airport.  

"A 57-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital where he sadly died.  

"Enquiries remain ongoing at the scene. 

"Two men, aged 55 and 26, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and remain in custody for questioning."

A post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow. 

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We have specially trained officers supporting the man’s family at what is understandably an incredibly difficult time and our thoughts remain with them. 

“We have two men in custody but our investigation is still in its very early stages. Several witnesses are currently helping us with our enquiries.”  

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 0250 quoting reference number 455 of 06/04/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.