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Review ordered of Woolmer probe

Peter Phillips, the Jamaican security minister, has called for a review of the investigations into the death of Bob Woolmer. This comes two days after police closed the case stating that Woolmer's death was due to natural causes.

Justice Ian Forte, a former president of the Appeal Court, will lead the probe. Reuters quoted Phillips saying that the review would look into "the appropriateness of the techniques and the standards of professionalism employed by the police investigators, as well as the medical and other professional personnel."

Phillips said the exercise was to be completed within six weeks and a report submitted by July 31.

Phillips declined to comment on the conclusions arrived at by the Jamaican police in the Woolmer case and said that given the high-profile nature and the circumstances surrounding the case, he believed it necessary to commission a review of the investigations.