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PM pushes China over Brit death

The Prime Minister has offered China "any necessary assistance" in its investigation into the death of Neil Heywood. He made the offer during a meeting with China's propaganda chief

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PM to address 'suspicious circumstances' of Heywood death

David Cameron is meeting a top Chinese official, Li Changchun, today and they are due to discuss the Neil Heywood murder investigation. Speaking ahead of today's meeting, a Downing Street spokeswoman said:

The Prime Minister will take the opportunity to raise the case of Neil Heywood, welcoming the launch of the Chinese investigation and emphasising that we are keen to address concerns about the suspicious circumstances of his tragic death. We want to see the conclusion of an investigation that observes due process.

The Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

[Britain wants to see] the conclusion of a full investigation that observes due process, is free from political interference, exposes the truth behind this tragic case, and ensures that justice is done".

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