– Chris Falcus, manager of Down Hall Hotel
We wish to reiterate our condolences to the friends and families of the lady and gentleman concerned.
Both myself and the team at the hotel are deeply upset by what has happened.
The results of the post-mortem examination have concluded that the deaths of the two people were consistent with drowning, which puts an end to inappropriate speculation about our facilities.
A man and a woman found dead in a swimming pool at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Essex have been named at an inquest in Chelmsford as Kpakia Komba, 31, from Erith in Kent, and Josephine Newahun Foday, 22, from London.