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No charges in death of Oxford astronomer

The death of Oxford University astronomer Steven Rawlings will not result in any criminal charges.

Rawlings was found dead in the home of his friend and fellow Oxford academic, Devinder Sivia, in January (See ‘Radio astronomer’s death shocks colleagues‘). Sivia was arrested and released on bail, but the UK Crown Prosecution Service now says that he will not face any charges, reports the BBC, adding that a coroner’s inquest will now seek to determine the cause of Rawlings’s death.

Rawlings was a key figure in the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project.


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