Billionaire's sudden death 'suspicious'

THE death of a billionaire Georgian businessman at his home in Britain is being treated as "suspicious", police said today.Badri Patarkatsishvili, 52, was found dead in Leatherhead, Surrey, at about 11pm last night.

THE death of a billionaire Georgian businessman at his home in Britain is being treated as "suspicious", police said today.

Badri Patarkatsishvili, 52, was found dead in Leatherhead, Surrey, at about 11pm last night.

He had suffered heart failure, but the cause of this condition is still unknown, a source close to his family said.

In December Mr Patarkatsishvili spoke of his fears for his life after an alleged plot to assassinate him in London was uncovered.

A Surrey Police spokeswoman said today: "Police were called to an address in Leatherhead late yesterday evening following the collapse and death of Georgian businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili, believed to be 52 years of age.

"As with all unexplained deaths, it is being treated as suspicious.

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"A post-mortem examination will be held later today to establish the cause of death.'

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