- By Damien Pearse at Sky News
- From: NewsCore
- May 19, 2010 3:30AM
- Two children found dead in holiday hotel room
- Mother held and questioned by Spanish police
- Cause of children’s deaths not yet known
SPANISH police were holding a British mum this morning after her young kids were found dead in their hotel room at a popular holiday resort.
The two youngsters, thought to be a boy aged one and a five-year-old girl, were found at a seafront hotel in the sun-drenched Costa Brava resort of Lloret de Mar, northeast Spain.
The mother of the children is being questioned by local police. It’s believed she telephoned the hotel’s reception desk to report the deaths to staff.
Police rushed to the four-star Hotel Miramar at about 2pm local time and attempted to revive the children without success.
The cause of their death is still unknown, although reports in the Spanish media suggested they had no obvious signs of injuries to their bodies.
It was also suggested the father had not been present when the horror unfolded.
Police were talking to the mother, though it was unclear whether she was a suspect, Sky News said.
She arrived in the resort Monday and was staying there for several days, Sky added.
Lloret de Mar is one of the most popular holiday locations on Spain’s Costa Brava catering for thousands of British tourists every year.
The British Embassy in Madrid said an investigation had been launched into the deaths.
A spokesman said: “We are in contact with the Spanish police but because the children are minors we cannot say much.
“We believe the mother has been arrested. There is an ongoing investigation.”
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