Friday 20 July 2018

Police no longer treating Irishman's death in UK as murder investigation

The hotel where the murder occurred
The hotel where the murder occurred

Marin Grant

AN Irishman was found dead in a hotel in the UK this week.

The man, believed to be from Cavan, was found dead at the Elmhurst Hotel near Reading on Wednesday.

It is understood the man, who is in his 40s was working in the UK.

Two men, aged 28 and 38, were arrested in Reading but they were released this evening without charge.

A post mortem examination has been held and returned as inconclusive.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Brown, of Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “As a result of the post mortem and the enquiries to date we are no longer treating this as a murder investigation, unless any new evidence comes to light.

Detectives are appealing for information about the incident.

Officers were called just before 10am on Wednesday morning following reports of a man being assaulted.

Guests at the hotel were evacuated and forensic investigators combed the scene.

It is believed gardaí have been in contact with their colleagues in the UK and have informed the deceased man's family.

Detective Richard Vint, of Thames Valley Police, said "I would like to thank local residents for cooperating with these closures, which are in place so we can carry out our work.”

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