An inquest will take place next year into the deaths of two people at a hotel in Romford, police have said.

They were found unresponsive at the Premier Inn in Mercury Gardens on July 1.

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the incident alongside police.

A man, 28, and a woman, 54, were pronounced dead at the scene and their next of kin were informed.

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Their deaths were treated as unexpected. A post-mortem examination carried out in July revealed no formal cause of death and further tests were conducted.

A spokesperson for the Met Police has now said that a file was prepared for the coroner to determine the circumstances of their deaths.

An inquest will be held in 2024, they added.

A spokesperson for Premier Inn previously said their team is assisting police with their investigation.