Lancashire

Majorca holiday plunge girl still critical

Skyline of Palma, Majorca
Image caption The teenager is being treated in hospital in the capital, Palma

A teenager from Lancashire who fell seven floors from a Spanish holiday apartment remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Grace Ford, 17, who recently completed her A-levels at Kirkham Grammar School, near Blackpool, fell from the balcony in Magaluf, Majorca, on Saturday.

She suffered multiple injuries in the fall at the Torrenova Playa hotel.

Edward Soppet, 18, of Buckinghamshire, is due in court accused of failing to help in connection with the accident.

Mr Soppet was arrested after the incident and later released, but will appear before a judge in Palma, the island's capital, on Monday.

Injuries 'serious'

Grace, form Greenhalgh near Blackpool, was in an indoor patio area in the beach-front apartment complex when she fell from the window, Spanish police said.

Her parents - Chris and Susan - have flown out to the island to visit her at the Son Dureta University Hospital in Palma, where she is receiving treatment.

The sixth form pupil broke her pelvis, both legs and an arm in the fall in the early hours of Saturday.

A spokeswoman described her injuries as "very serious" and described her condition as critical.

Grace's brother told the BBC she had been placed in an induced coma and was in a stable condition.

Ms Ford is understood to have been visiting the island with a group of sixth-form friends from the fee-paying school.

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