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Scot Young with ex-fiancee Noelle Reno at a party at Battersea Power StationGareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Battersea Power Station

The death of a British multimillionaire found impaled on railings beneath his London apartment has been declared "not suspicious" by a coroner's inquest.

Scot Young, a business tycoon, died from "multiple injuries" after falling from his fourth storey flat. It was reported that he had argued with his ex-fiancée, Noelle Reno, moments before his death.

It had also been claimed that Young might have fallen foul of Russian gangsters after a huge property deal in Russia ended in disaster.

A friend of Reno had told a reporter the businessman turned up drunk at the flat and had a heated argument with her.

The friend said: "He just turned up unannounced inside the flat. She said: 'What are you doing here? You're not supposed to be here.'"

According to the friend, Reno described Young as "manic, crazy and probably high" on drugs. "It escalated. Noelle removed herself from the situation by leaving the building and called the police on the way out."

The friend also revealed how Reno told the police "you might want to turn up, there's a crazy man here. He's gone mental. He won't leave".

Police arrived at the scene and found Young's body impaled on the iron fence railings at the front of his apartment in Marylebone.

Young was reportedly once worth an estimated $400m (£258m) at the peak of his career, making his money in property and telecommunications. The businessman, who was brought up in a rundown part of Dundee, rose to be one of the big players in the 1980s property market.

At one point in the mid-1990s, Young owned a mansion in Oxfordshire, a beachfront home in Florida and a luxury yacht in Monaco.

However, a major divorce settlement with his ex-wife, Michelle, coupled with the disastrous property development deal in Russia left Young in severe financial difficulties. In April 2010, HM Revenue & Customs filed a bankruptcy petition against him, claiming he owned £2m.

In January 2014, the businessman was jailed briefly for refusing to disclose his financial assets. At the time, he claimed he was facing debts of nearly £30m.