Body found in Ipswich hotel

TESTS are being conducted today on the body of a prominent Derbyshire actor after he was found dead in a Claydon hotel room.Adrian Robinson, 33, was found lying on his bed in the Ipswich North Premier Travel Inn on Monday afternoon.

TESTS are being conducted today on the body of a prominent Derbyshire actor after he was found dead in a Claydon hotel room.

Adrian Robinson, 33, was found lying on his bed in the Ipswich North Premier Travel Inn on Monday afternoon.

Suffolk police are looking into the circumstances surrounding Mr Robinson's death. Today they said a post mortem had failed to uncover how he died but they were not treating it as suspicious.

Police were called to the hotel by ambulance officers who had been alerted following the discovery of Mr Robinson's body by housekeeping staff.

A police spokeswoman said: “We were called to a hotel in Claydon on Monday. The ambulance service called and said there had been a sudden death.

“It wasn't considered suspicious. The coroner has been notified of it and it is being treated as a sudden death.”

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The spokeswoman said extra tests were being conducted after the post mortem failed to determine the cause of death.

Mr Robinson, who is thought to be from South Normanton, was well-known in Derbyshire in operatic and amateur dramatic circles.

He was a member of Derby Opera Company and was a prominent personality on the city's amateur acting scene.

Laura Taylor, chairman of Derby Opera Company, said: “It is heartbreaking for a man so young to die like that, on his own in a hotel room away from his friends and family. He was a very talented actor and tenor singer.”

Steve Dunning, who has been a lifelong member of Derby Opera Company, said: “He was very dedicated to his hobby and was a very prominent face in the city's acting societies.”

It is believed Mr Robinson was in Suffolk on business, training staff for the fast food chain Burger King.

Premier Travel Inn today spoke of its “regret” over Mr Robinson's death.

Jo Shuttleworth, the hotel's general manager, said: “We regret to confirm that there was an incident at the Ipswich North Premier Travel Inn on Monday.

“Just after midday, the body of a man was found in a bedroom by housekeeping and emergency services were called immediately.

“We have fully co-operated with the police investigation who are not treating the death as suspicious.

“Our thoughts are with his friends and family.”

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