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Paul McBride died alone in a Pakistan hotel room, so they say

by | 4th, March 2012

PAUL McBride QC has died in Pakistan. He was just 46, says the BBC. The  Times says he was 47. QC Paul McBride died “suddenly”. His body was found in a room at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore.

The BBC says:

Mr McBride had a high public profile. Two men are currently on trial in Glasgow accused of sending suspected parcel bombs to Mr McBride and other leading supporters of Celtic football club… It is understood that Mr McBride was in Pakistan on business.

Supt Faisal Gulzar of Lahore police tells media:

“At this stage we think he died of natural causes and do not suspect any foul play. We have checked CCTV footage from the hotel and carried out initial investigations. A post-mortem will take place. We will wait for the results before taking further action.”

Scottish lawyer, Aamer Anwar, who was in Pakistan with Mr McBride, tells BBC Scotland that Mr McBride had complained fo feeling unwell:

“Security came into the room with me – I thought he was asleep.”

A Jack Irvine speaks on behalf of Mr McBride’s family:

“Paul died in his sleep last night in a hotel in Pakistan and at this time we would ask you to respect the privacy of his family. There will be no further statement in the meantime.”

The Times reports:

The lawyer, who was a high-profile figure in Scotland, was the target

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