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Government seeking 'thorough' investigation into death of Cambridge student

Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was found dead in Egypt in February.

The government says it has raised concerns about the death of a Cambridge University student in Cairo with the Egyptian authorities.

It comes after a petition to parliament demanding a full investigation into how Giulio Regeni died reached more than 10,000 signatures.

Mr Regeni's body was found by the side of a road in February. There were signs he'd been tortured.

Campaigners have drawn up a 10,000 name petition to parliament calling for action. Credit: ITV News

The British Government wants to see a "full and thorough investigation" taking place into the death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni, the Europe minister has said.

David Lidington told MPs that the Government remained in "very close contact" with the Italian government and authorities, and were "giving every possible assistance to try and secure an outcome that gives some answers to Mr Regeni's family".

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