Man hospitalised with ‘severe head injury’ after falling from balcony at Nottingham Rock City

Nineteen year-old believed to have fallen of his own accord

A man was taken to hospital with head injuries after falling from a balcony at Nottingham venue Rock City

The 19 year-old was at the Crisis student night on October 9 when he fell from a balcony in the main room of the premises, suffering what the Nottingham Post describe as a “severe head injury.”

Police were called to the venue, which is due to host gigs by Clean Bandit, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran later this month, at 12:40am and the man was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. Police say that they are not treating the incident with any suspicion.

An apology from staff at Rock City has been posted on the venue’s website. It reads: “We would like to apologise to our customers this evening that we unfortunately needed to close the main room due to a customer falling from the Balcony. Given the serious nature of the incident it was entirely necessary. Having reviewed the CCTV footage it appears the individual involved fell by their own accord.

“We would like to thank our customers who were respectful of all our staff, venue staff, police and ambulance crew. When asked to move back away from the area you pretty much all responded orderly and sensibly and we are grateful for that.”