Inquiry into death of Boris Berezovsky – update 6
Monday 25 March 2013, 10:35pm
A post-mortem examination was carried out earlier today (25/3) on 67-year-old Russian national Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead at a residential property in Mill Lane, Ascot, on Saturday (23/3).
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.
Notes for editors:
Please note, the formal identification procedure has not been done and is expected to take place tomorrow (26/3). There will be no further update tonight and no further questions will be answered. The Press Bureau will re-open as normal at 7.40am tomorrow (26/3).