Man, 21, found dead at city ho­tel named

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Hay­den Fitzpatrick

Thomas Noakes

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