South Yorkshire Police seal off Premier Inn after discovery of man's body in hotel

A Premier Inn has been sealed off by South Yorkshire Police after the discovery of a body today.

Friday, 23rd August 2019, 11:52 am
Updated Friday, 23rd August 2019, 11:52 am

Emergency services were called to the hotel on Herten Way, Lakeside, at 5.30am.

South Yorkshire Police said the body of a 50-year-old man was found, but despite the huge police presence the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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The force said the activity is related to the circumstances in which the body was found.

Firefighters and specialists in handling hazardous materials are at the scene.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “Emergency services are currently in the Lakeside area of Doncaster, following the death of a 50-year-old man.“Just before 5.30am this morning, the man was found deceased in a hotel on Herten Way.

“While his death is not being treated as suspicious, due to the circumstances in which he was found, the fire service and a hazardous materials team have been called to assist.

“Part of the hotel has been evacuated as a precaution, however there is no wider risk to the public.

“There is currently a cordon in place, which is expected to remain there for most of the morning and drivers are advised to avoid the area where possible and plan alternate routes."