British holidaymaker dies after fall in high heels in Spain

Susan and Charles Allanby were holidaying in Spain when the fatal accident occurred. CREDIT: Susan Allanby Facebook

A BRITISH GP died after she fell down the stairs wearing extremely high heels following a holiday night out in Central Spain.

According to reports, Dr Susan Allanby, 66, was found in a pool of blood by husband Dr Charles Allanby, 63, after hearing a “thump” at their renovated holiday home in Algora.

An inquest in Cardiff, where the couple are from, heard a post mortem revealed the cause of death was a traumatic head and neck injury.


The coroner recorded a conclusion of death by accident contributed to alcohol after toxicology reports found 317mg per decilitre of alcohol in Dr Allanby’s blood. The legal driving limit is 80.

The inquest heard the couple, both GPs at Clifton Surgery in Roath who planned to move to Spain permanently, had been on a night out with friends in January 2018.

The deceased, a mother-of-four, is said to have been “dancing and very animated” during the evening, before leaving with her husband at around 1am.

Her husband told the inquest he had never seen her wear such high heels before, and that a few minutes after they had returned home, he heard a noise and found Dr Allanby lying in a pool of blood after suffering fatal injuries from a fall down six stairs.


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