Man badly hurt in gig balcony fall


Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A 25-year-old man has suffered serious head injuries after falling from a balcony during a gig by American punk band A Day To Remember.

The group had been onstage for about 30 minutes when the incident happened at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, Hampshire, at about 10pm last night .

Fans at the concert said the band stopped playing immediately and it was announced that the concert was over, while barriers were put around the injured man who was attended to by St John Ambulance personnel until paramedics arrived.

A Day To Remember posted on Twitter: “Our thoughts are w/ the person who was injured at the show tonight in Portsmouth. Sorry we had to cut the set short due to the circumstances”

One fan at the event, Karl Braham, also posted: “Seeing the guy fall at @whereisADTR can kinda shake you up hope the guy is ok”

Some fans suggested on Twitter that the man had jumped from the balcony and a police spokesman said they were carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the fall.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 10.13pm with a report that a 25-year-old male had fallen from a balcony. We sent a response car and an ambulance. His condition was serious and he was taken to Southampton General Hospital.”

Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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