Kirsty Maxwell balcony death: CCTV footage of her final moments shows newlywed in bed, asleep for two hours before her fall
Maxwell is thought to have entered the apartment on the floor above hers by mistake after waking up and heading to what she thought was her friends’ pad after a night of drinking.
Chilling and eery CCTV footage of a newlywed British woman who mysteriously fell to her death from the 10th floor Benidorm balcony during her friend's hen party shows her final moments. 27-year-old Kirsty Maxwell was seen staggering in the corridor in the Payma apartments in the Spanish resort just hours before she lost her life.
The recently released footage shows the friends all wearing hen do costumes walk to the lift in the building. More footage that was reportedly shot on a mobile phone shows Maxwell from West Lothian in Scotland lying asleep in bed on April 29 last year. She had gone along on the hen do with 35 friends. The group of women had returned to the building at around 5:35 am. She then went to sleep and was filmed snoring at around 6:50 am.
Just an hour later at around 7:51 am, Kirsty fell to her death from the balcony of the apartment 10E which is on the tenth floor. Maxwell is thought to have entered the apartment on the floor above hers by mistake after waking up and heading to what she thought was her friends’ pad after a night of drinking. The apartment was occupied by five men from Nottingham who have now been termed as the 'Benidorm Five'. The Sun revealed the holiday apartment she fell from was being stayed in by five Brits including a cage fighter and a convicted conman. They were questioned by the police but were allowed to return back to the UK. The men flatly denied any sort of wrongdoing or mishap though the police are still investigating Maxwell's death.
This CCTV footage was featured on a BBC documentary titled 'Killed Abroad' which aired in Scotland this week. It features an interview with Maxwell's family who appealed for new information. Maxwell's husband Adam shared, "We made a promise as a family that we would leave no stone unturned for Kirsty. This was my Kirsty. The circumstances surrounding it were impossible to believe".
"It was just me and the rest of the family doing the investigation as such, which was hugely difficult. At the same time, we were organizing Kirsty's funeral, I was organizing second autopsies to be done'," he continued. According to tests, Maxwell was three times above the drink and drive limit when she passed away but there were no drugs found in her system.
Kirsty's mother Denise Curry shared, "The only thing we've asked for is for them to tell us what happened in that room. I would like answers from them because Kirsty has no voice. We've always said the answers to what happened to Kirsty are in Benidorm and Nottingham. I do hope that as a result of the documentary the people who have the answers have the decency to come forward and help the family because it's very hard on us".
Her family was outraged at the suggestions that she had jumped to her death and her brother Ryan Curry revealed in the documentary, "She was at the happiest point in her life, and so was everyone else. Really content with life at that time, and it just changed overnight". Joseph Graham, Callum Northridge, Ricky Gammon, Anthony Holehouse and Daniel Bailey were part of a group of 50 men who were on holiday together at the time of her death.
In their earlier statement, four of the 'Benidorm Five' had called her death "a tragic accident" and had argued that their names had been "dragged through the mud". The Spanish authorities insist that the investigation into Kirsty's death remain open.