BREAKING: Body found in derelict Sheffield hotel

The former Hallam Tower hotel
The former Hallam Tower hotel
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A body has been found in a derelict hotel in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Police said the death at the former Hallam Tower hotel in Broomhill is being treated as 'unexplained'.

A force spokeswoman said: "Police were called at about 4.14pm yesterday afternoon following the discovery of the body of a man.

"The 19-year-old was found deceased in a building on Manchester Road.

"His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"At this time, the man’s death is being treated as unexplained."

Hallam Tower boasted top-quality restaurants and bars, a ballroom, a heated swimming pool and three-and-a half acres of gardens in its heyday but closed its doors in 2004 and was put up for sale nine years later, standing empty and derelict since.

In 2015 the hotel was sold and was set to be replaced with luxury apartments.