Supreme Court intervenes over inquiry into death of teenage boxer

Supreme Court Deputy Prosecutor Virginia Sakellaropoulou has urged the sports prosecutor investigating the death of a 16-year-old boxer, Vasilis Topalos, to make it an absolute priority to leave no stone unturned in the search for the cause and possible criminal culpability. 

Police had already launched a preliminary investigation immediately after the injury the young European champion was injured on December 16. 

According to state broadcaster ERT, the forensic report on the death of the 16-year-old will soon be forwarded to the prosecutor along with the police report. 

Topalos suffered a head injury after fainting in the bathroom during his regular training session in a gym in Kallithea, southern Athens.

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