Cordon remains in place outside dead oligarch's home

Thames Valley Police have issued a statement about their investigation into the death of the Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky at his home in Ascot on Saturday 23 March 2013. The lead investigator re-iterated that the police had no evidence of third-party involvement in the tycoon's death.

“Scenes of Crime Officers are carrying out further forensic examinations at the property and these are expected to last several days.

“A cordon will remain in place until this work has been completed, to protect the scene."

“While this important investigative work continues, we are unable to comment on any items found within the property.

“I would like to reiterate that we have no evidence of any third-party involvement at this stage and we will not speculate on the cause of death until the post-mortem examination has been carried out.”

– Det Ch Insp Kevin Brown, Deputy Senior Investigating Officer, Thames Valley Police

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Billionaire's death in Ascot

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