Police: Russian's death "consistent with hanging"

A post-mortem into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, 67, found the cause of death to be "consistent with hanging", Thames Valley Police said tonight.

The results of the post-mortem examination, carried out by a Home Office pathologist, have found the cause of death is consistent with hanging. The pathologist has found nothing to indicate a violent struggle.

Further tests will now be carried out, including toxicology and histology examinations, the results of which are likely to take several weeks.

A forensic examination of the property in Ascot, which is being carried out by Scenes of Crime Officers, will continue for several days and a cordon will remain in place until these have been completed.

– Thames Valley Police Statement

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Billionaire's death in Ascot

The death of the Russian billionaire and oligarch, Boris A Berezovsky, is being investigated by Thames Valley Police. The critic of Putin died at Ascot in Berkshire.