Death of ex-Royal Marine charged with spying for China not suspicious, police say | EUROtoday

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The dying of Matthew Trickett, an immigration enforcement officer who was accused of aiding the Hong Kong intelligence service, isn’t being handled as suspicious police mentioned.

The former royal marine, 37, was discovered lifeless in a park after being bailed from Westminster Magistrates’ Court final week, alongside Chi Leung (Peter) Wai, 38, and Chung Biu Yuen, 63.

His physique was found in Grenfell Park, Maidenhead, at round 5.15pm on Sunday after a report from a member of the general public, Thames Valley Police mentioned on Tuesday night.

Matthew Trickett was found dead in a Maidenhead park (PA)
Matthew Trickett was discovered lifeless in a Maidenhead park (PA) (PA Wire)

A Thames Valley police spokesman mentioned: “On Wednesday a Home Office post-mortem was completed on behalf of His Majesty’s Coroner.

“As a result of this and further enquiries conducted by detectives, we can confirm the death is not being treated as suspicious. Thames Valley Police is now preparing a file for the Coronial process.

“Mr Trickett’s family are being supported by specialist officers, our thoughts remain with them, and we would kindly ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Previously his household mentioned: “We’re mourning the loss of a much-loved son, brother and family man.”

Trickett’s solicitor Julian Hayes, senior associate at Berris Law, mentioned: “We are naturally shocked at this news and supporting his family as best we can.”

An area resident mentioned the favored park, which is positioned near Maidenhead railway station in Berkshire, was busy on Sunday.

Tatiana Dioniseva, 30, mentioned: “There were so many people here – there were children everywhere. It was a bit bizarre because it was sunny – there were children about and then a crime scene over there.”

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