Travel lodge murder female receptionist Found stabbed to death In A Dorset Hotel
Dorset police have arrested a 32-year-old Bournemouth man, on suspicion of murdering a young woman found dead at the Travelodge Hotel on Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, around 8am on Wednesday.
Jez Noyce, Detective Chief Inspector of Dorset Police, said:
“Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this extremely difficult time. We are carrying out a full investigation into this matter and officers have been speaking with those guests who are staying at the hotel”, adding, “I would also like to thank guests at the hotel for their patience and understanding, while we have been carrying out enquiries at the scene”.
The crime scene has been cordoned off, while investigators from Dorset Police’s special crime unit carry out an investigation into what had been described as a suspicious death which appears to be the stabbing of a young receptionist who worked at the hotel.
Paul Ford left his hotel room shortly after 7.30am for a cigarette to find blood smeared across the wall and a Travelodge worker desperately calling 999.
He told British media there was so much blood it looked like the receptionist had been stabbed more than once.
Paul said: “I went down for a cigarette shortly after 7.30am and there was blood splattered all over the walls.
“She was lying in a corner near the reception and the bar area.
“Her shoes had come off and were nearby and there was one of her colleagues leaning over her on the phone, he was in total shock.
“He had some material to try and stop the bleeding which he was pressing onto her stomach and he was shouting her name.
“There was so much blood, over the walls and all over the floor.
“One of my friends had been down for a cigarette at around 1am and had spoken to her then.
“She was on her own, covering the reception.”
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