His death in 2014 was deemed unsuspicious, but his former wife and daughters believe he was murdered. They highlighted the strange deaths of four associates, including Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who was found hanged in 2013.
Misha Glenny (pictured), author of McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, believes there are enough unanswered questions over Young’s death for police to revisit the case.
“Without doubt, Young’s death is one of the most curious cases of all. Because there is this association with Russia, one tends to include the possibility that it may be murder” – Misha Glenny
He told the Daily Record: “When you look at his death, if you were going to commit suicide, would you really jump on to a bunch of railings? It just seems extremely strange.
“In McMafia, we have already seen two cases of defenestration (throwing from a height) – one voluntary and one forced. One threw himself off the roof of a building opposite Harrods and the other was in Prague, where there have been several such cases.”