Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Flat searched over hotel chemical deaths

Fire crews at the scene
Image caption Firefighters wore special chemical suits before entering the hotel on Thursday

Police investigating the death of a couple at a five-star hotel in Edinburgh have searched a property near the Royal Mile.

The bodies of a man and woman were found at the city's Scotsman Hotel on Thursday, following a chemical-related incident.

Their deaths are still being treated as unexplained, but suicide has not been ruled out.

A spokesman confirmed the search was carried out as part of their inquiries.

The Scotsman Hotel is situated just off the Royal Mile and a short distance from Princes Street.

Police said on Friday evening that they had finished their inquiries within the hotel room and a number of items were seized by officers for forensic testing.

Guests staying at the hotel who were evacuated during the investigation were allowed to return.

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