Man, 21, found dead at city hotel named
A21-YEAR old man who died after falling from a city hotel room is understood to be a former pupil at Our Lady’s High School in Blackley.
Hayden Fitzpatrick has been named by police as a man who had been found on Silver Street, at the back of the Britannia Hotel in Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that his death is not being treated as suspicious, but it is understood that it is being linked to the death of Thomas Noakes, 29, whose body was found in a room at the same hotel.
The two men are thought to have worked together at an insurance firm and detectives are not understood to be looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
Officers were initially called to reports a man had fallen from the Britannia Hotel on Portland Street, Manchester, at 5.30am on Wednesday, September 26.
Mr Fitzpatrick was discovered dead at the scene.
Detectives later found another man in a room at the hotel, who was pronounced dead.
Police have launched a murder investigation into his death.
The hotel room is thought to have been booked at 1.40am and Mr Fitzpatrick fell at 5.25am.
Hotel guest James Milner, from Hull, was staying at the Britannia for the night following a rugby league awards dinner.
When he returned to the hotel he saw the roads were taped off, but the 5th floor, in which he was staying, had not been at that stage.
He told Mirror Online: “The roads were all taped off and full of police outside when I arrived back and the hotel was checking for proof of residency at the door to get in.
“This morning I left my room and the lift area was all taped off.
“The window was wide open and the curtains blowing and there was an iPhone on the floor with headphones plugged in.
“I gave my details to the police and that’s all I saw.”
Detetective Chief Inspector Amber Waywell, of GMP’s Major Incident team, said: “We are currently working to establish exactly what has happened to lead to the death of both these men.
“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.”
A post mortem examination has been carried out, but further tests are needed to establish how Mr Noakes died, it is understood. It could be weeks before conclusive results are revealed.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference number 261 of 26/09/18.