Sajid Javid's eldest brother, 51, drowned in a five-star hotel room

Mail Online | 9/11/2018 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline
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Sajid Javid's eldest brother was found drowned in the bath at a £500-a-night five star country house hotel after taking codeine and drinking alcohol, an inquest heard today.

Supermarket chain boss Tariq Javid, 51, died after booking into the luxury South Lodge Hotel in Horsham, West Sussex on July 29 - just ten minutes from his home.

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The Home Secretary's eldest brother was found drowned in the room and had significant levels of alcohol and codeine in his system while also suffering from serious heart disease, an inquest heard today.

West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield today described it as an 'unnatural death' and ordered a full inquest to be held next year.

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The businessman was the eldest of five brothers who include the current Home Secretary, who today was speaking at the Police Superintendents' Association annual conference in Leicester watched by sibling Bas Javid, who is a West Midlands Police commander.

The quintet have been hailed as 'power brothers' due to their rags to riches life stories with another a financial adviser and one who is a multi-millionaire landlord.

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Tariq Javid's drowned body was found in a room at the South Lodge Hotel in Lower Beeding and was identified by his brother Basit.

No details of how the divorcee drowned or why he was staying at the hotel just three miles away from this home in Brighton Road, Horsham.

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A full inquest hearing to ascertain this will take place early next year and will be overseen by West Sussex senior coroner Ms Schofield.

She said: 'In respect of the evidence heard this morning I feel it is an unnatural death and the matter needs to proceed to an inquest formally.'

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Tariq followed in his father's footsteps, as he had owned a clothes shop in Bristol after working as a bus driver.

Abdul-Ghani Javid's business was called Scallywags, and was in...
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