18-year-old in critical condition after falling from Ritz balcony

It happened at LightBoxx on Saturday night

A reveller has been left fighting for his life after he fell from the Ritz balcony on Saturday night. 

The 18-year-old-from Salford tumbled from the 12 foot balcony at LightBoxx club night at the Whitworth Street venue.

He was rushed to hospital and had emergency surgery for a fractured skull after plummeting onto the concrete floor below.

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident


Emergency services were called at about 2.40am, and he was soon rushed to Salford Royal Hospital.

The Ritz as yet have not commented on the incident, but questions are being raised as to how it occurred, and if the balconies are safe for a nightclub setting.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed he remains in a critical condition, and updates on his situation are expected over the next 24 hours.