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Last Updated: Friday, 4 May 2007, 17:41 GMT 18:41 UK
Woolmer cremated in South Africa
Bob Woolmer
Only family members attended the service for Mr Woolmer in Cape Town
Murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer has been cremated in a private ceremony in South Africa.

Only family members attended the service, which took place at a funeral parlour close to Mr Woolmer's home in Cape Town on Friday morning.

The former England cricketer was found dead in his Jamaica hotel room on 18 March shortly after Pakistan's shock World Cup defeat by Ireland.

A post-mortem examination showed that he died of strangulation.

An investigation by the BBC has learnt that he was also incapacitated by some kind of poison before he was strangled.

Mr Woolmer's body was returned to South Africa late last month. Friends and relatives held a memorial service for him on 4 April.

No-one has yet been arrested in connection with his death, which overshadowed the cricket World Cup.

Police are still working to identify those captured on security camera footage from the hotel where he died, investigating officer Mark Shields said on Wednesday.


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