THE father of Kirsty Maxwell, who tragically lost her life in ‘suspicious’ circumstances following a fall from an apartment balcony in Spain has again hit out at ‘journalistic selective speculation’.
The Kirsty Maxwell Information Appeal said: “As a result of more media selective speculation regarding significant witnesses appearing in private at Benidorm Court, Spain Kirsty’s dad Brian released this statement.”
Brian’s statement reads: “It’s been a very difficult few weeks for our family encouraged by our knowledge that progress regarding confidential court led investigations into Kirsty’s death continues and the disappointment of having to read journalistic selective speculation about what is alleged to have been happening in private behind the closed doors of Benidorm Court.
“Once again I reiterate that at this time we as a family and our Spanish lawyer are not prepared to comment on upsetting speculation or alleged extracts of testimonies of witnesses who have appeared at court or theories which continue to feature.
“Whilst there have been irretrievable shortcomings in police investigations into Kirsty’s death, we as a family continue to place our trust in the Spanish legal system and our lawyer Lorena Soler Bernabeu regarding the live investigation led by a Spanish Judge which continues into Kirsty’s death.
He went on: “My daughter Kirsty lost her young life in unresolved suspicious circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm in April 2017 and there are people who stayed at My Pretty Payma / Apartmentos Payma and Hotel Presidente Benidorm, Spain with information who have not spoken out.
“I hope that the media and our many social media followers will continue to share our posts appealing for information which can assist ongoing investigations into Kirsty’s death.
“Thanks for everyone’s continued support it means so much to our family, close circle of friends and Kirsty’s legacy.”
Kirsty Maxwell, 27-year-old from West Lothian, was on a hen party with friends in Benidorm when she plunged to her death on April 29, 2017.
It is known Kirsty had been with friends before she apparently left them for a different hotel room occupied by five men she did not know.
Joseph Graham, Callum Northridge, Ricky Gammon, Anthony Holehouse and Daniel Bailey were part of a group of 50 men on holiday together at the time of Mrs Maxwell’s death.
The men, all from Nottingham, have given statements to Spanish police, but Mrs Maxwell’s family claim they ‘can’t grieve’ because they say the men’s stories do not add up.
Kirtsy’s husband Adam, who she married just six months before her death, has said that the circumstances surrounding it were “impossible to believe” and that they still are.
In April the judge handling the case signalled she was close to ending her probe saying: “To date no new evidence that allows me to attribute the commission of a specific criminal act to the people under investigation has been obtained.”
However, the family has reissued its plea to the public: “Please help us push for answers and share and publish the information and appeal points which are on our various social media sites.”
They ask for any information you think may be relevant to be sent to their confidential email address firstname.lastname@example.org or phone / text (0044) 07376 040519