DEATH PROBE Russian tycoon Mikhail Watford found hanged in one of Britain’s most prestigious estates days after Ukraine invasion

DEATH PROBE Russian tycoon Mikhail Watford found hanged in one of Britain’s most prestigious estates days after Ukraine invasion

A RUSSIAN tycoon has been found hanged in his garage at home on one of Britain’s most exclusive estates.

The body of Mikhail Watford was found by a gardener on the Wentworth Estate in Virginia Water, Surrey, on Monday.

Police are probing the death of Mikhail Watford, pictured with his wife Jane, with the ‘utmost seriousness’ amid fears he could have been on a hit list
The exclusive Wentworth Estate where the tycoon was found dead
A family friend said: ‘His state of mind might have been affected by the situation in the Ukraine’

The father of three, 66, made his fortune from oil refineries in Ukraine then set up a property firm after moving to Britain.

Police are probing the death with the “utmost seriousness” amid fears he could have been on a hit list.

He later moved to Dormy House, a period villa divided into apartments.

A source said: “It is truly shocking as Mikhail had everything to live for.

“He had a beautiful wife, children and dream home. It makes no sense at all.”

After Mr Watford’s death Jane shared a picture of her kissing him, while holding a cigar, on Facebook.

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