British police investigating 'unexplained' Berezovsky death

23rd March 2013, Comments 0 comments

British police said Saturday they have launched a full investigation into the "unexplained" death of exiled Russian tycoon and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky.

"Thames Valley Police has launched an investigation into the death of a 67-year-old man at a property in Ascot, Berkshire. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a full inquiry is under way," the force said in a statement.

"The area around the property has been cordoned off to allow the investigation to take place. The inquiry is at a very early stage and more details will be released when available."

Paramedics said they were called to the house in the well-heeled commuter town of Ascot, near London, on Saturday and confirmed that the cause of death was unexplained.

"We were called at 15:18 (1518 GMT) today by a caller who was concerned about the welfare of a gentleman at an address in Ascot," a spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service, which covers the area, told AFP.

"We sent a number of ambulance officers and one ambulance to the address. The 67-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene.

"The death is being treated as unexplained and is being investigated by police. "


© 2013 AFP

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