Staff shocked after finding body

15s, Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan
15s, Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan

SHOCKED staff found the body of a young female guest in her Wigan hotel bedroom.

Detectives were called to Number Fifteen at Swinley after the grim discovery, but have ruled out foul play.

It is believed the woman, who was in her 20s and from India, is a student at a London college, but had been on a visit to Wigan.

She had been due to check out of the Upper Dicconson Street hostelry yesterday morning, and staff became concerned when the time to leave came and went.

Management tried to raise the guest to no avail, and so took the decision to let themselves in.

They found the woman collapsed, half on the bed and half off it. Paramedics were called to the hotel, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Owner Tony Callaghan said he understood the woman did not have any relatives in the country.

He added: “This is terribly sad. The lady came to stay on her own at the hotel on Monday and according to staff appeared to be well.

“She kept herself to herself, and was, in fact, due to leave when she was found. We are co-operating with the authorities at this sad time.”

The hotel was closed yesterday as investigations continued, and as a mark of respect.

A police spokesman said: “At 11.30am on Thursday, May 12, 2011, police were called by the ambulance service to an address on Upper Dicconson Street, following reports of a sudden death.

“Officers attended and found the body of a 25-year-old woman.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been referred to the coroner.”