Hague: Britain wants 'the truth behind this tragic case'

The Foreign Secretary William Hague given a written statement on the investigation into Nick Heywood's death.

He told MPs that the Chinese investigation into Mr Heywood's death was launched after repeated requests from the UK.

He also said:

"I welcome the fact that the Chinese authorities have now committed themselves to undertake the investigation into Mr Heywood's death that we sought.

"We now wish 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.

– William Hague, Foreign Secretary

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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