Two bodies found at Hilton Harrogate hotel as police scramble to building

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Police are investigating after a man and woman were found dead in a hotel.

The two bodies were discovered at the Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel and Spa in Harrogate, North Yorkshire on Tuesday night.

Detectives said they believe it is an "isolated incident" and confirmed they are not not searching for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 10.20pm by staff after the discovery.

Police said the man and woman were from the London area and were aged in their late 30s or early 40s.

Officers believe they were known to each other.

The families of the dead man and woman have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers, North Yorkshire Police said.

Detective Superintendent Wayne Fox, of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Investigation Team, confirmed a "detailed" probe has been launched into the circumstances of the deaths.

He said: “We were called at around 10.20pm on Tuesday 4 May by hotel staff at the Majestic Hotel to a report that the bodies of a man and a woman had been located in a hotel room.

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“On arrival, a man and a woman, both in their late 30s/early 40s from the London area, were pronounced dead at the scene by colleagues from the ambulance service.

"Their families have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“A detailed investigation is under way looking into the circumstances of both deaths.

"We can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and would like to reassure the local community that we believe that this is an isolated incident.”

The hotel was built in 1889, according to the Hilton website.

Its online description says it "sits on eight acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Harrogate".

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