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F1 boss Mosley's son found dead

Max Mosley
Max Mosley is the head of Formula One

The son of Formula One boss Max Mosley has been found dead at his home in west London.

Alexander Mosley, 39, was discovered dead at a property in Notting Hill on Tuesday.

A Metropolitan Police (Met) spokesman said they are treating the death as "non-suspicious" and that officers were in the process of informing the family.

The FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) has issued a statement offering its condolences.

A Met spokesman said: "We were called at 16.20 yesterday to reports of a male found dead at a property in W11. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Out-of-pocket

"The man is in his late 30s. We believe we know the identity of the deceased but we are in the process of informing the family. The coroner's office has been informed."

In a statement the FIA said: "The FIA extends sincere condolences to the Mosley family on the sad news of the death of Alexander Mosley. Our thoughts are with Alexander's family and friends."

Max Mosley, the son of the 1930s Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley, was recently awarded a record £60,000 in damages after the News of the World published footage of him with prostitutes.

He said the ordeal had left him out of pocket and caused irreparable damage to his reputation.

Speaking in March, the head of the FIA told MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee that the publicity around the prostitute scandal had been "appalling" for his family.



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