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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 January 2008, 20:21 GMT
Woman falls to death from balcony
Julie Ann Mollart
Ms Mollart said her father was "a real character"
A woman getting over the death of her father, fell more than 140ft to her death from a balcony at a Spanish resort hotel.

Julie Ann Mollart, 32, from Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, was on holiday with her partner and two children in Benidorm when she fell 14 floors.

She died in hospital on Boxing Day. A court ruled the death was accidental.

Her father, Terry Garner, 57, who was attacked outside his home and suffered brain damage, died two months earlier.

'Really quiet'

Mr Garner was attacked with a brick in December 2002.

Last year Ms Mollart appealed on BBC Midlands Today for witnesses to come forward.

She described her father as "a real character, full of life, always on the go".

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed a Spanish court had ruled the death of Ms Mollart was accidental.

A spokesman said: "Her next of kin have been informed and they are receiving consular support."

One of her neighbours, Becky Hammond, said she was "really quiet".

The neighbour added: "We passed in the street - she always said hiya.

"I think it's such a shame with children as well and the way it's happened it's awful. She wasn't very old."

Det Insp Guy Titchener, from Staffordshire Police, who had talked to Ms Mollart about her father's case, said he was "devastated to hear of the tragic news".

Julie Mollart had gone to Spain for Christmas

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