Embassy informed of British national's death in Moscow

The British Embassy in Russia is aware of the death of a British citizen in Moscow and diplomats are keeping in touch with Russian law enforcement agencies on this issue.

"We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Moscow. We are following up with the local police and stand ready to provide consular assistance," British Embassy spokesperson said.

According to earlier news reports, a British citizen was found dead lying on ice under the Novoarbatsky bridge. The man had previously alerted the police about the disappearance of his identity documents.

It was subsequently established that the British national had committed suicide by jumping from the bridge.

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