Sisters bitten 'over 100 times' by bed bugs in London hotel

Ruth Doherty


Sisters bitten 'over 100 times' by bed bugs in London hotel needed hospital aid
Sisters bitten 'over 100 times' by bed bugs in London hotel needed hospital aid

Typical bed bug. Photo: PA


Two sisters had to be treated in hospital after receiving over 100 bed big bites between after staying the night in a London hotel.

Melanie Carmen received 86 bites, while her sister Joy McDonagh picked up more than 30 nips when they were staying at the Airways Hotel in Pimlico.

They both had to be treated at Queen Mary's Hospital in Bexley, south east London, where they were given anti-histamines and antibiotics for swelling and nausea.

Mrs Carmen, from Kent, told the Daily Mail: 'The bites were extremely painful. We were left suffering from deep aches, itching and other flu-like symptoms, and it took months for the bites to disappear.

'It makes it worse knowing it isn't just us who have suffered because of the appalling conditions at the hotel.'

The women, in their forties, have been given £1,600 in compensation in an out-of-court settlement.

A spokesman for the hotel denied they had a pest infestation, saying: 'As soon as we have a problem, and other hotels have the same problem, they are dealt with.'

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