A lesbian couple who were found dead in a north London hotel died in a suicide pact, it has been reported.

Bose Ore, 30, and Frances Hamilton, in her fifties, were found in a room in Costello Palace Hotel in Finsbury Park on Sunday.

They had left a suicide note saying “sorry for the inconvenience” and police believe they took poison.

Ms Ore’s mother Felicia told The Sun her daughter was the “most gentle, friendly girl you could meet, with a real stubborn streak”.

She said the couple had met at a hospital in London.

“They were partners for years. They loved each other. I knew Frances very well. The last time my daughter tried to take her life with an overdose, Frances would visit in hospital.”

Ms Ore is believed to have suffered from depression since losing her job as a childcare assistant and had made two previous suicide attempts.