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Hotel death police wait to quiz Nicola McDonough

Margaret McDonough
Image caption Margaret McDonough was found with severe injuries at the hotel and later died

Police are still waiting to speak to the critically injured daughter of a woman who died after an incident at a Greenock hotel.

Margaret McDonough, 52, was found severely injured in a room at the Premier Inn at about 07:00 on Friday and died in hospital later.

Her daughter Nicola, 23, was found with serious injuries in a nearby hallway.

Police said the women were not stabbed. They have not yet established if there were any suspicious circumstances.

On Saturday Det Insp David Wagstaff appealed for anyone who saw the women between 09:00 on Thursday and 07:00 on Friday to contact them.

The two women had checked in to the hotel at about 15:50 on Thursday.

They left the hotel a short time later and possibly returned between 00:30 and 01:00 on Friday.

They were travelling in a red Suzuki Swift, registration number SL56CBF.

Margaret McDonough was a mother of five grown children and a foster carer. She had stood as a Liberal Democrat candidate in council elections.

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