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British lab analyzing Woolmer test

British lab analyzing Woolmer test

A British forensic laboratory is analyzing toxicology tests conducted on the body of slain Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer.
The tests _ taken after Woolmer was found strangled in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica, on March 18 _ were sent to the Forensic Science Service to be "independently verified," Jamaican deputy police commissioner Mark Shields said Monday.
The government-owned lab said it had not yet come to any conclusion as to whether Woolmer was poisoned.
"We wouldn't comment on ongoing cases," lab spokeswoman Laura Mackin said Tuesday. "We can confirm that we've got (the tests), but other than that, until there's some kind of conclusion, we wouldn't talk about the work that we're doing with the police."
The British Broadcasting Corp. had earlier reported that a toxicology test on Woolmer's body showed the presence of a drug that would have incapacitated him.
The BBC's Panorama program did not identify the drug or the source of its information, and said toxicology tests were due to be given to Jamaican police within the next week.
Shields, a former Scotland Yard detective, has said in the past that foreign investigators would examine theories that Woolmer may have been drugged. He said that would have made it easier to strangle a man as large as Woolmer, a former England test batsman.
The Forensic Science Service Ltd. is the leading supplier of forensic services to police forces in England and Wales.
The 58-year-old Woolmer was killed the day after his team was upset by Ireland at the World Cup.


Updated : 2021-05-16 01:21 GMT+08:00