Police probe 'unexplained' death of woman discovered in field near York hotel

POLICE are probing the "explained" death of a woman discovered in a field close to a hotel.

The body was found near the Marriott Hotel in Knavesmire, North Yorks, at around 7.40am.

Police confirmed the woman's death is being treated as unexplained with an investigation launched.

A cordon is now in place on the field with forensic tents erected.

Four police cars and an ambulance are also parked outside the nearby hotel.

The field, which is close to York Racecourse, is popular with dog walkers and runners.

North Yorkshire Police said: "Emergency Service are currently at the scene of an incident near the Marriott Hotel on Tadcaster Road in York.

"The body of a woman was discovered near the hotel on the Knavesmire at 7.40am today (6 May 2021)

"The woman's death is currently being treated as unexplained and officers at the scene are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Police enquiries are in the early stages and we will provide more information when we are able."


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