A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting or encouraging suicide after a teenager was found dead in an East Lancashire hotel.

Police were called to the Dunkenhalgh Hotel on Blackburn Road in Clayton-le-Moors at around 1.45am on Thursday.

Officers were responding to a concern for welfare report relating to a man and a woman, and once inside the hotel, found a 19-year-old man dead and a 46-year-old woman with serious injuries.

A spokesperson for the police said: "At around 1.45am on Thursday, July 9, officers looking for a man and woman following concerns for their welfare, attended the Dunkenhalgh Hotel on Blackburn Road in Clayton-le-Moors.

"Inside, police found a man aged 19 sadly deceased, and a woman aged 46 with serious injuries.

"She was given first aid by officers and taken to the Royal Preston Hospital to be treated.

"She remains there in a stable condition."

The incident is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

There is nothing at this stage to suggest any other persons were involved.

The spokesperson added: "Following enquiries the woman has now been arrested on suspicion of assisting or encouraging suicide.

"The families of those involved have been contacted and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"A post-mortem examination has been carried out on the man but the cause of death remains unascertained."

A spokesperson for Accor, the parent company of Mecure Hotels said: "As this is a police matter we cannot comment."

If anyone has any information about the incident, please call 101 quoting incident number 643 of July 8.