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Madejski Stadium: Woman Found Dead After Party

A young woman found dead after a Christmas party at a Premier League football ground died from head injuries consistent with a fall from height, police have said.

The 22-year-old was found at the bottom of a fire escape stairwell in the early hours of Saturday morning at Reading's Madejski Stadium.

She was discovered at 12.50am in the Millennium Madejski Hotel, which forms part of the football ground.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed, but she has not been formally identified.

Detective Inspector Phil O'Neil of Thames Valley Police said: "The woman had been attending a Christmas party at the time of the incident.

"We are treating her death as unexplained and there are a number of inquiries taking place to establish the full circumstances of what happened."

"Inquiries such as this can take some time but we are keeping the woman's family fully informed of our progress."

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said a post-mortem examination by a Home Office pathologist was carried out last night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.