Mum and newborn baby found dead in Leicester Travelodge

A general view of a Travelodge hotel in the City of London. Picture date: Monday January 24, 2022.
A file image of a Travelodge hotel. A mother and a newborn baby have been found dead in a Travelodge in Leicester. (PA)

A mother and a newborn baby have died after being found unresponsive in a Travelodge hotel room in Leicester.

Leicestershire Police told Yahoo News UK the circumstances of the deaths are not suspicious.

Paramedics were called to the city centre hotel on Thursday afternoon and they were taken to hospital.

They were pronounced dead after their arrival.

The force said in a statement on Friday: "Police are carrying out further enquiries in relation to the sudden death of a woman and her newborn baby.

General view of Haymarket Shopping Center, Leicester, city centre, Leicester.
The pair were found at a hotel in the Haymarket Shopping Center. (PA)

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"Officers were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service shortly before 3pm yesterday afternoon (24 March) to a hotel in the Haymarket Shopping Centre, Leicester.

"The call was made following a newborn baby, who had just been delivered in a hotel room, and that the mother and child were unresponsive.

"Officers attended the scene and both were taken to hospital where sadly they were pronounced deceased shortly after.

"The deaths are not being treated as suspicious but unexplained while further enquiries are being carried out."

Yahoo News UK has approached Travelodge for comment.