Police have ruled the death of a man on trial for spying as "not suspicious".

At around 5.15pm on Sunday, May 19, officers attended Grenfell Park, Maidenhead, following a report from a member of the public.

Officers attended and commenced emergency treatment but sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, May 21, formal identification was completed by His Majesty’s Coroner and confirmed the deceased man as Matthew Trickett, aged 37, from Maidenhead.

Mr Trickett was previously named as one of three men who stood charged with assisting Hong Kong intelligence service.

Chi Leung Wai, 38, of Staines-upon-Thames and Chung Biu Yuen, 63, of Hackney, were also charged with assisting a foreign intelligence service at the same hearing.

The trio appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on May 13 and were scheduled for further proceedings.

At the time of his death, Mr Trickett was on conditional court bail, which required him to register at a police station regularly.

Mr Trickett stood charged with information gathering, surveillance and acts of deception thought to be in regards to assisting a foreign intelligence service between December 2023 and May 2024. It is also alleged that the trio forced entry into a UK residence on May 1.

Mr Trickett was due to appear back in Crown Court on May 24.

Following his death, a Home Office post-mortem was completed on Wednesday, May 22, on behalf of His Majesty’s Coroner.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: "As a result of this and further enquiries conducted by detectives, we can confirm the death is not being treated as suspicious. Thames Valley Police is now preparing a file for the Coronial process. 

"Mr Trickett’s family are being supported by specialist officers, our thoughts remain with them, and we would kindly ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."