An HSBC banker was found hanged at a five-star hotel, after apparently committing suicide.

Christen Schnor, 49, was found by a hotel worker hanging by a belt in the closet of his $750-a-night suite at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in West London. A note was found by his naked body.

Mr Schnor worked at the bank's offices at Canary Wharf, East London. He earned a six-figure salary as head of insurance with responsibility for Britain and the Middle East. Investigators said that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the Danish-born banker.

A spokesman for HSBC said: "Our thoughts are with his family and we will do all we can to help them at this difficult time."

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