A BRITISH newlywed clung onto the 10th floor balcony before plunging to her death from a Benidorm hotel room, new evidence suggests.
A Spanish judge is set to review evidence that Kirsty Maxwell scaled the barrier of the balcony and clung on it before losing her grip and falling.
Social Media – Refer to Source Kirsty Maxwell got married seven months before she died
Kirsty was in Benidorm for a friend’s hen party
Kirsty died on April 29, 2017, during a friend’s hen party after falling from the apartment in the Spanish resort town.
She died only seven months after getting married at Payma Apartments after a night out with friends.
It was originally thought she fell from an apartment occupied by give men from Nottingham.
Joseph Graham, who was in the flat at time, was arrested on suspicion of homicide but was later released without charge.
Spanish cops initially believed Kirsty, from Livingston, jumped from the balcony after returning from a night out with friends.
But her family says expert evidence now shows she scaled the barrier on the balcony and clung on to it before losing her grip.
A Spanish judge is set to review evidence released last year from biomechanics expert Mike Brown was released last year, The Daily Records reports.
And one of the UK’s most experienced forensics scientists has agreed to review the circumstances of the woman’s death.
Brian Curry, Kirsty’s dad, told BBC Scotland’s The Nine programme: “We’ve got people on board and the team is getting bigger.
“We’ve got velocity fall experts, forensics experts, because we need every piece of back-up to take it to the judge.”
KIRSTY MAY HAVE CLUNG ON TO BALCONY
Kirsty fell to her death in the early hours of April 29, 2017, after arriving at the Spanish resort for the hen party a day earlier.
Her final moments were revealed in chilling CCTV footage from the apartment block as she arrived back with friends shortly before her death.
One of the men from the room, Joseph Graham, was arrested on suspicion of homicide but was later released without charge.
The other four men were also questioned in court three months later.
The family’s Spanish lawyer Lorena Soler Bernabeu has also flown to Scotland to meet them and assure them that the investigation in Benidorm is ongoing.
Brian said: “We’re coming up for two years this April and we never thought we would be here. We thought this would be done and dusted.
“We were obviously very naive about that and how judicial wheels turn.
“Even now, we know we’ve got a lot of things we want to progress with and we realise we can’t do this all at once. It’s still frustrating but we know this can’t be sorted overnight.”
He added: “We know we’ve got a goal and the goal is to find out some truth and answers.
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“We’ve always been positive that we’re doing the right thing. As long as we are here, we’ll keep pushing on.
“This is a big fight. We’re not under any illusions that it’s going to be easy – we never have been. But it is a fight that we will go on with.”
Kirsty’s death came just seven months after her own wedding in 2016.
Husband Adam Maxwell has spoken of his agony of the mystery death as he continues to fight for answers.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote to the Spanish Prime Minister in October 2018 to ensure the investigation is given “necessary resources”.
Enterprise News and Pictures Evidence suggests Kirsty clung onto the 10th floor balcony a room similar to this in Benidorm
The view from Payma Apartment Hotel in Benidorm where Kirsty fell to her death
Press Association Images Kirsty died after falling from 10th floor of apartment block
Michael Schofield – The Sun Glasgow Kirsty’s family continue to fight for answers over the death
Kirsty’s final moments were revealed in CCTV footage in documentary
Michael Schofield – The Sun Glasgow Kirsty’s dad Brian has revealed fresh hope over evidence
Kirsty’s death came just months after her own wedding
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