Glasgow & West Scotland

Mother found dead and daughter injured at Greenock hotel

Premier Inn, James Watt Way
Image caption The women were found badly injured at The Premier Inn in James Watt Way

A woman has died and her daughter is in a critical condition in hospital after they were both found seriously injured at a hotel in Inverclyde.

One of the women was found in a hallway, the other in a nearby room of the Premier Inn, Greenock, at 07:00.

The woman who died has been named as Margaret McDonough, 52, from Paisley. Her daughter Nicola, 23, is critically ill at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

Police are trying to establish what happened and are seeking witnesses.

Det Insp David Wagstaff, of Police Scotland, said: "Inquiries are at a very early stage, and we are piecing together the movements of Margaret and her daughter, who are both from Paisley.

"We know that both women were in the Paisley area around 09:00 hours on Thursday 9 May, however, we are trying to establish their movements from that time until 07:00 hours this morning, when they were found with serious injuries.

"We are unable at this time to establish whether there are any suspicious circumstances."

Det Insp Wagstaff said the women had access to a red Suzuki Swift, which was later recovered from the car park of the hotel in James Watt Way.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw these two women in their vehicle to come forward to police," he said.

"We have been unable as yet to speak to Margaret's daughter due to her ill health, and I really need anyone who can help us put together their last known movements to come forward due to the seriousness of the incident."