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What we know about Andrew Watt's death in France

Andrew Watt Credit: Julie Sheppard

A mother from the Scottish Borders has spent the week campaigning at the Foreign Office, for an investigation into her son's death to be reopened.

Andrew Watt was found dead in France in 2010, aged 31.

Andrew's mother, Julie Sheppard, has been campaigning outside the Foreign Office. Credit: Julie Sheppard
Andrew's mother, Julie Sheppard, has been campaigning outside the Foreign Office. Credit: Julie Sheppard
  • What we know

Andrew was found dead in a country lane in Pays De La Loire, in north west France, in 2010.

The family had previously lived in France for some years.

His death was ruled as being due to heart failure attributed to the medication he was taking. He was a paranoid schizophrenic.

Andrew's body was found in north west France. Credit: ITV Border

In 2011, French authorities closed the case finding no offence had been committed.

However, his family believe there are suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. They think he may have died after being chased.

It took months to return his body to the UK, and some of his organs were missing.

In June 2015, a coroner in Durham recorded an open verdict on his death.

Andrew Tweddle found there were no signs of assault or criminality or that Andrew set out to harm himself, but there was "no clear indication of what happened to Andrew in the hours before he was found".

Julie Sheppard, Andrew's mother, wants a full investigation into his death.

She is protesting outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and has also started an online petition.