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Boris Berezovsky died by hanging, police say

A post-mortem examination has found Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky’s death was “consistent with hanging”, police have said, quoted by BBC.Mr Berezovsky, 67, was found dead by an employee on Saturday on a bathroom floor at his home in Berkshire.The examination found nothing to indicate a violent struggle. More tests are to be carried out on the body.

Thames Valley Police said investigations at the property would continue for several days.They had earlier said there was no evidence so far that a “third party” was involved.Mr Berezovsky’s body was removed from the property in Mill Lane, Ascot overnight on Sunday.The results of further tests, including toxicology and histology examinations, were likely to take several weeks, police said.

Crime officers have been carrying out forensic examinations at the property and “these are expected to last several days”.“A cordon will remain in place until this work has been completed, to protect the scene,” Det Ch Insp Kevin Brown said on Sunday afternoon.In 2011, Mr Berezovsky reportedly lost more than £100m in a divorce settlement. And, last year, he lost a £3bn ($4.7bn) damages claim against Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich.

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