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04/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Saudi Royal' Quizzed Over Death At 5-Star London Hotel

The Independent || Chris Greenwood

Detectives were quizzing a man claiming to be part of the Saudi Arabian royal family today after an assistant was found strangled in his hotel room.

The 33-year-old was arrested after police discovered the body of a 32-year-old man at the five-star Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, central London.

Police were called by staff who found the victim with serious head injuries in a third-floor suite.

Investigators arrested the Saudi Arabian man several hours later at an address in Westminster.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the death was being probed by detectives from the force's homicide and serious crime command.

A post mortem examination found the victim died as a result of "manual compression of the neck" and that he also suffered head injuries.

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