Scottish hotel worker's death in Dubai probed

image caption, Ms McClymont had lived in Dubai since December last year

Police in Dubai have launched an investigation after a Scottish hotel worker was found dead in her apartment.

The body of Maria McClymont, from Edinburgh, who was a training manager for a hotel group in the Emirate, was found last Thursday.

Her family said they believed she was stabbed and robbed of jewellery.

Ms McClymont, who was aged 50, had been living at the Golden Sands 2 development since December.

A statement from her employer, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, said: "Dubai police are currently investigating the death of a training manager for Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and Four Points by Sheraton Downtown.

"We have been co-operating with the local authorities but as this is an open investigation we are unable to comment further at this time.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the concerned family and friends at this difficult time.

"The safety, security and well-being of our guests and associates is our paramount priority."

Ms McClymont's sister, Sheena Aitken, told the Daily Record newspaper she contacted her sister's employer last week because Ms McClymont failed to respond to text messages and calls.

It is understood her body was found by staff who went to Ms McClymont's flat.

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