Two found dead in Premier Inn hotel as police find ‘substance’

A man and a woman were found dead in a hotel in East London. Police were called to the Premier Inn at Mercury Gardens in Romford just before 1pm on Saturday (July 1) after two people were found unresponsive.

Paramedics and firefighters also rushed to the hotel, but the couple were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said specialist officers were also called after a substance was found at the scene, but they have not disclosed what it was. Their death was deemed unexpected.




A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 12:43 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 after two people were found unresponsive at a hotel in Mercury Gardens, Romford.

“Officers were present with the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade. A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene.


“Specialist officers were also present due to concerns about substances found at the scene. Death is being treated as unforeseen and further investigations are underway to determine the circumstances.”

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Death Still A Mystery After Police Find ‘Substance’

Police are still trying to figure out what happened to a man and a woman who were found dead in a hotel in Romford.

A spokesperson said Specialist Officers were called in after police discovered a substance, causing them concern.

Police have not disclosed what the substance was and whether it might have caused anyone to die.

Fulfill Police statement in full

A Met Police spokesperson said:

Police were called at 12:43 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 after two people were found unconscious at a hotel in Mercury Gardens, Romford.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.

A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Specialist officers were also present due to concerns about substances found at the scene.

The death is being treated as unexpected and further investigations are being carried out to establish the circumstances.

Where did it happen

The two men were found dead at the Premier Inn at Mercury Gardens, Romford, East London.

What we know so far

Two people were found dead in a hotel in East London. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Two people were found unconscious at the Premier Inn at Mercury Gardens in Romford on Saturday (July 1).
  • Police were called just before 1pm and rushed to the scene with paramedics and firefighters.
  • Unfortunately a man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Specialist Officers were also called after a substance was found, but police haven’t said what it was.
  • The death is being treated as unforeseen and police are currently investigating.
  • Premier Inn said they were assisting police in their investigation.

Premier Inn’s full statement

A spokesperson for Premier Inn said:

Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of these guests at this very sad time.

Our team assists the police in their investigation.

Welcome to our live blog

Welcome to our live coverage of the incident in East London.

Two people were found dead in a Premier Inn hotel yesterday.

Police said they were concerned about a substance found near the bodies of the man and woman.

We will bring you the latest update here.

Do you know what happened? Please email callum.cuddeford@reachplc.com or WhatsApp 07580255582

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