Daughter in Greenock hotel mystery dies


The daughter of a woman who died after both were found injured in a Greenock hotel room has also died, the BBC has reported.

23 year old Nicola McDonough was discovered seriously injured lying in a hotel corridor on Friday morning and rushed to hospital.

Her 52 year old mother Margaret who was found in the hotel room in the Premier Inn in Greenock died in hospital on the same day.

Detective Inspector David Wagstaff, of Police Scotland, said: “We are still piecing together the last known movements of Margaret and Nicola.

“Our enquiries have revealed that after last being seen in the Paisley area around 09:00 on Thursday 9 May, both travelled to the Balloch area and we have a sighting of them around 11:00 that day in Carrochan Road in Balloch.”

Initial reports that the women had been stabbed were dismissed by police who have confirmed that no third party is being sought in relation to the deaths.

Det Insp Wagstaff added: “I’d like to make it clear that at present we are keeping an open mind on the circumstances.  However, we can confirm that we are not looking for any third party at this time.

He added: “I need information from the local communities of Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Balloch as these are the areas that we know Margaret and Nicola travelled to between Thursday 9 May and Friday 10 May.”

Margaret McDonough has four other children.  A foster carer, she had previously stood as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats.