A man stabbed his girlfriend to death before fatally wounding himself in a murder-suicide at a luxury spa hotel, police believe.
Horrified hotel staff found Chenise Gregory, and her partner, Michael McGibbon, both 29, from London, stabbed in a hotel room at the Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel.
Their deaths is being treated as a murder-suicide, North Yorkshire Police has said.
Detectives said she was stabbed first and then her partner stabbed himself. The force is not looking for anyone in connection with their deaths.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Jonathan Sygrove of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Investigation Team said:“An investigation into the circumstances around the deaths is ongoing, but the evidence we have gathered at this stage suggests it as a suspected murder-suicide.
“A post-mortem has taken place that has confirmed the couple died from stab wounds. We are treating Ms Gregory’s death as murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
“This is a very sad case and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this difficult time. We have specialist officers from North Yorkshire Police, supported by specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police supporting the family, and we will work with them as we investigate the circumstances leading to these tragic deaths.”
The bodies were found around at 10.20 pm on Tuesday May 4.
The couple had travelled 200 miles from London to stay at the hotel in Harrogate which dates back to 1900 and costs £150 a night.
A spokesman for the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa said: “Following an incident the police were called and we are currently assisting them with their enquiries.”
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