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Police deny ruling out Pak from Woolmer probe

cricket Updated: Mar 28, 2007 12:52 IST

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Police investigating the murder of cricket coach Bob Woolmer has described the claims of Pakistan team spokesman Pervez Mir, who said their World Cup squad had been ruled out as potential suspects as "inaccurate".
"That's a pretty inaccurate statement, because nobody at this stage can be ruled out of the inquiry," Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Shields said.

Mir, before flying out of London on Tuesday, said "Team Pakistan was never officially detained and were not officially suspects and the police have completely eliminated them from the inquiry. It has been a relief to the team to be cleared."

Woolmer's strangled body was found in his Jamaica Pegasus Hotel room in Kingston on March 18.

Shields said that police were trying to track down anyone who stayed or visited at the hotel in the days leading up to Woolmer's death.

"What I need to do is to identify everybody in the hotel from Friday to Sunday, when Bob's body was found, in an effort to establish everybody's movements during that period of time," he said.

"Not just as suspects but as potential witnesses, people who may have heard something, seen something within the hotel that raised their suspicions, that so far they haven't come forward with," he added.