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Woolmer was poisoned before murder, BBC reports

Woolmer was poisoned before murder, BBC reports

Murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was poisoned before being strangled, rendering him powerless to fight back against his killer, the BBC was scheduled to say in a program yesterday.
According to the broadcaster's flagship investigative show Panorama, preliminary drug tests revealed a substance in Woolmer's body that would have weakened him.
Woolmer, 58, was found dead in his Kingston hotel room on March 18, the day after cricketing powers Pakistan crashed out of the World Cup in an upset loss to minnows Ireland.
The officer leading the investigation, Jamaican Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Shields, told program makers that it would have been difficult to strangle a man the size of Woomer, who is six-feet two-inches tall.
"It's difficult and it's rare," Shields said.
"A lot of force would be needed to do that."
"Bob Woolmer was a large man and that's why one could argue that it was an extremely strong person, or may be more than one person, but equally the lack of external injuries suggests that there might be some other factors and that's what we're looking into at the moment."


Updated : 2021-05-15 23:04 GMT+08:00