Couple drowned, say police

A man and woman found dead in a swimming pool at a country hotel both drowned, police said.

The bodies of the pair, a man in his early 30s and a woman in her early 20s from the London area, were discovered at the Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Essex, on Saturday evening.

Essex Police said that a provisional post-mortem examination found that their deaths were consistent with drowning.

A spokesman added: "Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to their deaths but are treating them as non-suspicious.

"Further routine tests will be undertaken and a report will be prepared for the HM Coroner's inquest hearing."

The couple will not be identified until the inquest into their deaths is opened, he added.


Hotel swimming pool deaths

Detectives are investigating the deaths of two guests at a hotel, at Hatfield Heath near Bishop's Stortford. A man and woman were discovered under water in the hotel's swimming pool.