British businessman is critically injured in fall from first-floor Majorca apartment as he ‘fled police’ who raided his home when neighbours wrongly believed he was attacking his partner
- Police called to Palma’s old town around 11pm Tuesday to reports of screaming
- British businessman, thought to be aged 40, fell from the first floor
- He suffered a severe head injury and is now thought to be in intensive care
- Locals described him as ‘very well known and friends with actors and celebrities’
A British businessman is said to be critically injured in hospital after a fall from a Majorca apartment after police were called there over a suspected domestic row.
The unnamed Brit has been described locally as ‘very well known and friends with international actors and celebs.’
He was admitted to Majorca’s Son Espases Hospital late on Tuesday night after an incident at a flat in Palma’s old town.
A British businessman, believed to be aged 40 (pictured left alongside Sylvester Stallone), fell from the first floor of his home in Palma’s old town after police were called on Tuesday night
The man’s partner said they had been screaming at each other – but denied he abused her – when police arrived and he tried to flee
Police had been called to the property by worried neighbours moments before the businessman, believed to be aged 40, fell from the first floor.
Local reports said he plunged and hit his head after ‘trying to flee’ officers as they reached the scene, around 11pm on Tuesday.
He was stabilised at the scene after being diagnosed with a severe head injury before being rushed to Son Espases where he remained in intensive care on Thursday morning.
Respected local paper Ultima Hora published a picture of the injured man with Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, saying: ‘The British businessman is very well known and is friends with International celebrities and actors.’
It also quoted his partner, who is also understood to be British, denying suggestions she had been the victim of domestic violence by saying: ‘He had been out for some drinks and when he returned I told him to sleep on the sofa because we were rowing.
The Briton suffered a severe head injury and was taken to Son Espases Hospital where he is thought to still be in a serious condition
Locals described the man as ‘very well known and friends with international actors and celebs’
‘It’s true there was some shouting but the neighbours misinterpreted the situation.
‘He didn’t touch me. It’s just that it’s a small apartment and you can hear everything and the neighbours were alarmed.’
Trying to explain the seconds before the accident, when the Brit is believed to have tried to climb over a balcony as police reached the scene, she told the paper: ‘I don’t know what he wanted to do, I don’t understand it.
‘I heard the window of the balcony being opened and then a loud blow in the street and a yell. When I looked out he was on the ground. The police had still not arrived.’
Police on the island could not be reached early Thursday morning to comment on the incident.
No-one was immediately available at Son Espases.