Woman falls 30 feet from balcony at Gatwick Airport


A woman was taken to hospital after she fell about 30 feet from a balcony at Gatwick Airport on Boxing Day.

Sussex Police said a 20-year-old Crawley woman fell from a balcony in the departures concourse at the airport’s South Terminal shortly after 8pm on December 26.

The woman, employed as a cleaner at the airport, suffered injuries to her legs and pelvis which were not thought to be life-threatening.

She was taken to the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, and detained for treatment.

A Gatwick Airport spokesperson said the woman was employed by an external cleaning company.

Police said there was no suspicious circumstances.