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Foreign Office confirm they are offering support to Doncaster woman seriously injured in Greece

Laurie Jay Balfour
Laurie Jay Balfour

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have this morning confirmed that they are offering support to the family of a Doncaster woman who has been left seriously injured after a 15 stone gas canister fell on her during a holiday to Greece.

Laurie Jay Balfour, aged 24, was two days into a holiday to Zanti in Greece when as she was dancing in a nightclub she fell and somehow dislodged a 15 stone nitrogen canister which then fell on her.

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She was then airlifted to a hospital in Athens for emergency surgery to try and remove some of the fluid on her brain, and is currently in a coma.

The 24-year-old has spent the last six days fighting for her life but is now believed to be showing some slight signs of improvement.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “We are in contact with the family of a British national who is in hospital in Athens, and will continue to offer our support.”