Chesterfield taxi driver dies after altercation at Manchester Airport
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. ã€€
"A 57-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital where he sadly died. ã€€
"Enquiries remain ongoing at the scene.ã€€
"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.ã€€
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.ã€€
“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.” ã€€
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.