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Saturday 16 December 2017

Gun 'suicide' linked to Pakistan scandal

The chairman of a football club caught up in the Pakistan match- fixing scandal is thought to have taken his own life, it emerged today.

David Le Cluse, 44, was found dead on Saturday with gunshot wounds in a garage near his home in Surrey. He was chairman of Croydon Athletic, whose owner Mazhar Majeed was arrested in August following allegations that members of the Pakistan cricket team were involved in match fixing during their recent tour of England.

Mr Le Cluse, who was married with two children, was said to be devastated when the Ryman League club became embroiled in the scandal. Croydon Athletic's former manager, Tim O'Shea, said: "He was very upset at the allegations and the club getting involved. It probably hit him harder than most because of his personal friendship with Majeed."

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