The investigation into the death of Max Clifford opens

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An investigation has been opened with the death disgraced former celebrity publicist, Max Clifford.

74-year-old two-times collapsed at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire, where he was serving a sentence of eight years for historic sexual offences.

He died at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, near Huntingdon, on the 10th of December.

Cambridgeshire senior coroner David heming confirmed that there will be an independent investigation into the Prisons and Try to be the Mediator.

He opened and returned at the 90-second survey Mr. Clifford’s death previously.

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In May 2014, Clifford, from Hersham, Surrey, was jailed after being convicted for eight historic indecent assaults on women and young girls as part of Operation Yewtree, the Met Police investigation set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

After his convictions, he continued to protest his innocence.

The Court of Appeal has had to listen to his case to appeal his sentence in the New Year.

Mr heming said: “The medical cause of death is still not confirmed as the advisor to the legal practitioner who made the examination post-mortem is a business.”

The hearing has been postponed until 7 June for a pre-inquiry review.