CPS decides no further action following death of Professor - Oxfordshire

16/04/2012

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following enquiries by Thames Valley Police I have concluded in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors that there is insufficient evidence to put before a court.

"Professor Steven Rawlings died at the Oxfordshire home of a friend on Wednesday, 11 January 2012.  A post mortem examination was conducted, but was inconclusive and further tests were required.

"Devinderjit Sivia was arrested, interviewed, and bailed pending further enquiries.

"I received a file from Thames Valley Police, have considered all the evidence, and have decided that Devinderjit Sivia will not face any charges in relation to the death of Steven Rawlings.

"I extend my sincere sympathies to Mrs Rawlings for the death of her husband.

"An inquest will take place in due course."