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.

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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.