A HOTEL guest was found dead at the Croft Hotel near Darlington yesterday (THURSDAY).

Police were called to the hotel, in the village of Croft-on-Tees, at about midday after a report that a 44-year-old woman from the Darlington area had died.

The woman is believed to have checked in alone before being found by staff.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and North Yorkshire Police are now preparing a report for the coroner.