Second body found at Britannia Hotel in Manchester in room after man fell to his death from fifth floor

Police were called after a man in his 20s fell from the Britannia Hotel on Portland Street at around 5.30am this morning.

Officers investigating the incident then gained entry to a room and found another man unresponsive inside.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Shattered glass was seen near a forensics tent on Silver Street behind the hotel and a fifth-floor window appeared to have been smashed.

Greater Manchester Police has launched an investigation and Silver Street – a road behind the hotel – has been closed in both directions.

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The hotel is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Manchester and close to popular bars and clubs and the city’s shopping district.

Police are said to be interviewing and taking details of other guests at the 360-room hotel this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector, Amber Waywell, of GMP’s Major Incident team, appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

He said: “We are currently working to establish exactly what has happened to lead to the death of both these men.

“We have a team of officers at the scene, and Silver Street in the city centre will remain closed as we carry out our investigations.

“If you have any information related to this incident, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, I would urge you to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 261 of 26/09/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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