Police deny launching major investigation into George Michael's death

Flowers and candles have ben left outside the singer's Oxfordshire home Credit: PA

Thames Valley Police are dismissing reports that their investigation into the death of George Michael has been taken over by their Major Crime Team.

The singer was found dead at his home in Goring in South Oxfordshire on Christmas Day - post mortem results have so far proved inconclusive.Newspapers reported today that Thames Valley Police had called in detectives from the Major Crime Unit, whose cases include serious crimes and murders.

But the force has now released a statement, emphasising that the pop star's death is not being treated as suspicious.

As part of Thames Valley Police’s investigation on behalf of Oxfordshire Coroner into this unexplained but non-suspicious death, officers are establishing facts which includes taking statements. This is standard practice in cases such as this to allow the Coroner to determine the circumstances of the death.

Thames Valley Police spokesperson
The carpet of flowers outside the singer's home in Goring Credit: PA

It is also being reported that police have questioned Mr Michael's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz a second time.

The singer, 53, was found dead at his home in Goring, South Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day.

Since then thousands of fans have left flowers and tributes outside Mill Cottage, where he lived.

Credit: PA

Police initially released a statement on the day saying: "At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious".

An initial post mortem examination proved inconclusive.

An inquest is expected to be opened at Oxford Coroner's Court.

No date has yet been set.