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Reading hotel death no longer treated as murder, police say

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Image caption Police have ceased a murder investigation launched after a man in his 40s was found dead at the Elmhurst Hotel in Earley

The death of a man found in a hotel is no longer being treated as murder, police have said.

The victim, who has been identified as 41-year-old Declan Walsh from Reading, was found at the Elmhurst Hotel in Earley on Wednesday. He died at the scene.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder have been released without charge.

Police said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive and a formal cause of death could take "a number of months".

Det Ch Insp Kevin Brown said: "As a result of the post mortem and the enquiries to date we are no longer treating this as a murder investigation, unless any new evidence comes to light."

Investigations into the cause of death will continue.

Image caption Two men from Reading who were arrested in the centre of the town on Wednesday afternoon have been released without charge

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