The son of a leading British journalist has been found dead in mysterious circumstances in Shanghai. British diplomats in the city say Charles Hastings, 27, whose father Max is the editor of London's Evening Standard died suddenly on Wednesday. They declined to give further details saying they were following instructions from the family, but it is understood Mr Hastings was flying to the mainland from Britain last night to get first-hand details of his son's death. But a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London said there were 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding the death. It is believed Hastings - a former pupil of Eton, one of Britain's top public schools - was working as an English teacher in Shanghai. His father, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph and one of Britain's most prominent journalists, is known widely for his war reporting, most notably during the 1982 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina when he was the first British journalist into the island's capital, Port Stanley.