Kirsty Maxwell’s family have ‘encouraging meeting’ with Lord Advocate over fatal fall from Benidorm hotel balcony

The family of a deceased woman from a hotel in Benidorm have met the Lord Advocate as they continue to search for answers to the tragedy.

Kirsty Maxwell’s parents Brian and Denise Curry said they had an “encouraging” meeting with Dorothy Bain QC, Scotland’s top solicitor, and Crown Office solicitors.

Kirsty died under mysterious circumstances in April 2017 during a girls’ weekend.

The 27-year-old, from Livingston, fell from the 10th floor of Apartamentos Payma, from the balcony of a room occupied by five British men.

A judge has ruled there is ‘no evidence’ the occupants of the room, from Nottingham, were involved in the tragedy, but Kirsty’s family have been pushing for further inquiries.

The family said they could not comment in detail on what was discussed with Ms Bain.

However, earlier this year they called on Scotland to adopt a coroner system, like in England and Wales, where an inquest is held into all unexpected deaths.

Six weeks after Kirsty’s death, a law came into force allowing fatality inquests to be held into the deaths of Scots overseas.

These can only occur at the discretion of the Lord Advocate.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: ‘The Lord Advocate met Kirsty’s family…to discuss the circumstances of Kirsty’s death and was grateful for the opportunity to listen to their concerns.’

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