Police find 'nothing' in radiation search of Berezovsky home

Police find 'nothing' in radiation search of Berezovsky home

LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Police find nothing in radiation search of Berezovsky home

A picture dated October 31, 2011 shows Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky during a break in proceedings at the High Court in central London. The exiled Russian oligarch has died in Britain at the age of 67, his spokesman said March 23, 2013, without giving further details. AFP photo

British police investigating the death of exiled Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky said on Sunday a search of his house by chemical, biological and nuclear experts had found "nothing of concern".
"I am pleased to say the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) officers found nothing of concern in the property and we are now progressing the investigation as normal," said Superintendent Simon Bowden of Surrey Police, the upmarket area outside London where Berezovsky's body was found at his mansion on Saturday.

Berezovsky has died in Britain at the age of 67, his spokesman said on March 23, without giving further details.

"Yes, he is dead. It was confirmed to me by his private lawyer this afternoon," Berezovsky's spokesman Tim Bell told AFP by telephone.

British media reported that he had been found dead at his home near London.

Berezovsky last year lost a bitter multi-million pound legal battle with fellow tycoon and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich.

He was seeking more than 3 billion ($4.75 billion, 3.8 billion euros) in damages from Abramovich after accusing his rival of blackmail, breach of trust and breach of contract Berezovsky settled in Britain more than a decade ago after going into "self-imposed exile".

He has already been convicted and jailed in absentia by Russian courts on embezzlement charges.