One year ago today, Chloe Haynes tragically lost her life in a bizarre accident at the Adelphi Hotel. The 21-year-old was found crushed by a wardrobe in her room at the Liverpool-based hotel. Initially, three men were arrested on suspicion of murder but were later cleared when police concluded that the death was accidental.
Chloe, described by her mother, Nicola Williams, as “kind and caring,” had traveled to Liverpool for a night out from Hafan y Mor Haven Holiday Park in Pwllheli, North Wales where she worked. She was sharing a room with a colleague who discovered her body and raised the alarm.
According to Miss Williams, Chloe had been drinking shots and was slightly intoxicated when her friend brought her back to the hotel to sleep. In a confused state, Chloe got out of bed and mistakenly opened the wardrobe, which led to the tragic accident. Her roommate returned to the room in the early morning and called for help, but it was too late.
Wayne Kenny, one of the men initially questioned by the police, had tried to perform CPR on Chloe and was shocked to be arrested on suspicion of murder. Reflecting on the ordeal, he expressed concern about being accused of something he didn’t do.
Miss Williams remembered her daughter as someone who loved animals, particularly her dog named Archie. Chloe was described as quiet but gaining confidence in the last year. She had a wide circle of friends, connected well with gay men, and was excited about her job as a waitress at the holiday park.
Following Chloe’s death, Liverpool Council investigated the case and issued prohibition notices to Britannia Hotels regarding the safety of the wardrobes in Chloe’s room. Additionally, issues with the windows at the hotel were found. Britannia appealed the notices, but the council dropped them after evidence of safety improvements was presented. The investigation is still ongoing.
Britannia Hotels declined to comment on the case.