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    Murder inquiry into Woolmer death

    Murder inquiry into Woolmer death

    Pakistan's cricket coach Bob Woolmer was murdered in his hotel room on Sunday after the team's World Cup loss to Ireland, Jamaican police say.

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    At least we have an idea where Macha is now.

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    Perhaps it was an Irish fan who lost heaps of money betting on the Pakis!

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    ^ You can almost bet on that.

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    more likely the asian betting syndicate which had vast amounts of money riding on pakistan at least reaching the round of 8...

    this mornings news says he was strangled and no forced entry to his room so must have been some cvnt he knew well enough to invite him in...


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    Woolmer death inquest postponed

    It is thought Mr Woolmer was strangled

    The inquest into the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer has been postponed because of "significant developments" in the case.
    Woolmer was found dead in his Kingston hotel on 18 March, the day after his side lost to Ireland in the World Cup.
    The inquest was set for 23 April but has now been delayed after recent, undisclosed findings.
    "The coroner has been advised there are recent and significant developments," the Jamaican justice ministry said.
    "These new developments are critical to the progress and the eventual result of the investigation."
    The results of the new findings will determine whether the inquest will be held at a later date, the statement went on to say.
    It is believed the ex-England batsman was strangled.
    Police probing Woolmer's murder had sent CCTV images to Scotland Yard for further consideration.
    A team of four officers from Scotland Yard are in Jamaica to help with the inquiry, following a formal request from the Jamaican authorities.
    Pakistan also sent as an observer senior police investigator Mir Zubair Mahmood, who led the investigation into the murder of US reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi.
    He and another security official had come at the request of the Jamaican government, an official said. Two forensic experts from Interpol, the France-based international police agency, have also been helping the investigation. Jamaica's deputy police commissioner Mark Shields has said the foreign investigators will help with DNA analysis and also examine theories that Woolmer may have been poisoned before being strangled.

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    I have a feeling we won't find out any more details until the WC is over ......

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    Woolmer suspect identified
    April 22, 2007 12:00am

    A SUSPECT in the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer has been identified from security camera footage in his hotel, according to media reports.

    The reports come amid growing evidence Woolmer was drugged with the ancient poison, Aconite.
    The 58 year old was found unconscious in his hotel room in the Jamaican capital Kingston, after Pakistan's humiliating loss to Ireland in the World Cup.

    The Pakistan Cricket Board says it's 100 per cent confident that no Pakistani player was involved in the death.

    The Independent reports that after three weeks with little apparent progress, investigators in Jamaica announced yesterday that there were "significant developments" in the hunt for Mr Woolmer's killer or killers.

    The opening of an inquest into the coach's death, due to take place on Monday, was postponed after a series of breakthroughs by the team of 30 officers working on the inquiry, including detectives from Scotland Yard.

    The Independent said digital enhancement by the Yard of CCTV footage from cameras on the 12th floor of the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, where Mr Woolmer was staying, has identified at least one suspect in the killing.

    The newspaper quoted a source close to the investigation: "The cleaned-up images from London show at least one individual of considerable interest to the inquiry.

    "The time of the footage and its location mean that this individual must be considered a suspect. Further work is being done on statements given by individuals to look at any inconsistencies. It is good progress."

    Police declined to comment on the identity of the suspect, understood to be male, or say whether he is a member of the Pakistan team or management. In a statement, the Justice Ministry in Jamaica said the inquest, at which more than 20 witnesses were due to give evidence, had been postponed because of rapid progress in the investigation.

    A spokesman said: "The coroner has been advised that there are recent and significant developments concerning the death of Robert Woolmer. The coroner wishes that these new and significant developments be pursued with the utmost urgency, taking into account that the officer in charge has advised that these new developments are critical to the progress and the eventual results of the investigations themselves."

    Mr Woolmer, who was 58, died on 17 March, the night after Pakistan's exit from the World Cup at the hands of Ireland. The death of Mr Woolmer, who had already decided to resign his role, came amid claims that the former Kent and England player had fallen foul of a match-fixing syndicate he was about to expose.
    Woolmer suspect identified | Sunday Herald Sun

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    ^ just saw that.... hmmmmmmm

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    I really hope they get the killer/s. Woolmer seemed to be a decent sort.

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    sending him home

    Woolmer's remains returned home

    The remains were sent from Kingston, Jamaica

    The remains of Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer have been flown back to his home in Cape Town in South Africa.
    The casket, which had been sealed in a large wooden crate, arrived on board a commercial flight to Cape Town's International Airport from Jamaica.
    He was found dead in his Kingston hotel on 18 March, the day after his side lost to Ireland in the World Cup.
    Family spokesman Gareth Pyne-James told the Associated Press Woolmer's funeral would be a private ceremony.
    Inquest delayed
    "Arrangements have been made and the family will decide whether it's going to be an internment or cremation," Theo Rix, from a local funeral home, told the Reuters news agency.
    The inquest had been set for 23 April but the Jamaican government announced on Friday that it had been delayed indefinitely.
    The reason for the delay remained undisclosed.
    Police investigating the 58-year-old's murder had sent CCTV images to Scotland Yard in London for further consideration.
    A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Woolmer had been strangled. Police have also received the results of toxicology tests on the body, but these have not been made public. Media reports say that the former England player was poisoned and then strangled, but police have not confirmed that a toxic substance was used in the murder.


    BBC NEWS | Africa | Woolmer's remains returned home

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    are we gonna hear who the suspect is now?

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    ^I hope so.

    *I could add a lot more, but I think he would be glad the best team won, so I'll leave it at that*

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    i think it was Inzamam.
    Just a hunch.

    Hope it wasn't, he's one of my favourie cricketers of all time.
    I named one of my cats after him.

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    Is your cat a killer?

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    To sum up: Pakistan lost against Ireland, the odds against that must have been astronomical. Following this Bob Woolmer was poisoned and then strangled. The poilce have an enhanced CCTV picture of the probable killer. They're not saying who.

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    still nothing on Google. Wonder why we aren't being told. Who's reputation is being protected here? Certainly not Bob's !

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    This from the BBC yesterday:

    BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Cricket coach Woolmer 'poisoned'

    This really is a bizarre case, reads like an Agatha Christie mystery.

    Will the truth out?

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    They are saying he wasn't murdered now

    Police: 'Woolmer not murdered' | Herald Sun

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    ^ well that solves that problem then dont it!


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    Coach Woolmer 'was not murdered'


    There have been a host of theories surrounding Mr Woolmer's death

    Scotland Yard detectives have told Jamaican police that the former Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, was not murdered, the BBC understands.
    The apparent verdict follows work by a UK Home Office pathologist, who flew to Jamaica to probe Mr Woolmer's death.
    Bob Woolmer's widow Gill said she had heard nothing new from the Jamaican police about her husband's death.
    Mr Woolmer was found dead in his hotel in Jamaica on 18 March after Pakistan's first-round exit from the World Cup.
    Days later Mark Shields, Jamaica's deputy police commissioner, announced at a news conference that the 58-year-old former England Test cricketer had been murdered.
    But a UK newspaper has reported that Jamaican police are to announce that Mr Woolmer died of natural causes.


    According to the Daily Mail, police in Kingston now believe Mr Woolmer died of natural causes, brought on by chronic ill-health and possibly diabetes.

    Former Pakistan player Asif Iqbal has criticised the Jamaican police investigation.
    "When they said it was suspicious, after that it should have been dealt with in a normal way instead of being a Hollywood, or Bollywood kind of investigation," he told the BBC.
    "Every day there were different stories in the newspaper, every day there was a different way of his being murdered. I think they made a mess of it to be very honest."
    There has been no confirmation of the report.
    In May, several other reports suggested Mr Woolmer was not murdered, often citing sources close to the investigation.
    One member of Jamaica's Labour Party said the case had become a "global embarrassment" for the country's police force.

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    Apparantly ..he drank a bottle of Champagne by himself after Pakistan were dumped out of the cup...that coupled with his diebites .

    Thats what probably done for Bob poor sod

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