A woman whose body was found at a hotel in the Black Country, sparking a murder investigation, died from 'multiple stab wounds', police said today.
A post-mortem found that Amandeep Kaur Hothi suffered 'wounds inflicted by a sharp object.'
Investigations were continuing today after the 29-year-old from Wolverhampton was found dead at The Britannia Hotel in the city.
Police were called to the Lichfield Street hotel at around 10am on Thursday following the discovery.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 29-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.
He was found injured near the scene and was taken to hospital but police have confirmed he has now been arrested.
Police say the man remains in hospital and will be taken into police custody once he is deemed well enough to be questioned.
It has emerged that the alarm was first raised when police were called to reports of an injured man at the hotel.
Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, who is overseeing the investigation, said a post-mortem was taking place this afternoon to establish how the victim died.
“We’re still trying to understand the circumstances that led up to the murder, with lots of work around CCTV, speaking to other people in the hotel and looking at phone records,” he said.
Forensic police officers were at the hotel yesterday afternoon carrying out investigations. West Midlands Police spokeswoman Sarah Astbury said: “Forensic experts are examining the scene and specialist officers are supporting the woman’s family at this difficult time.”
No one from the hotel was available for comment.
Police also cordoned off an area off Cannock Road at the junction with Cross Street in connection with the murder, although this is no longer considered part of the investigation.
Staff at a tattoo parlour opposite the Britannia Hotel said there was a lot of police activity around the hotel yesterday.
Lewis Wetherley, who works at Panther Crew Electric Tattooing, said: “We opened at 10.30am and there was an ambulance and about four police cars outside the hotel.
“We heard a few things but it wasn’t until the afternoon that we heard that a woman had died.”
Kayleigh Nelson, who works at The Moon Under Water opposite the hotel, said worried customers had been asking what happened. She said: “There was a rumour that a woman had been stabbed.”
A policeman was on guard in the hotel foyer last night, but guests were still being allowed to check in to their rooms.
The hotel is open as normal today.