Berezovsky death: Nothing to suggest violent struggle

A post-mortem examination was carried out earlier today on 67-year-old Russian national Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead at a residential property in Mill Lane, Ascot, on Saturday.

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

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Berezovsky died from hanging

A post-mortem into the death of the Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged. A pathologist found nothing to indicate a violent struggle, a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said.