Key facts

A brief overview of the circumstances of Kirsty’s death and the investigation

21.15, Friday 28th April 2017: Kirsty and 19 friends from Scotland checked into My Pretty Payma Apartments (also known as Apartmentos Payma).


07.50, Saturday 29th April 2017 (the following morning): Kirsty was found dead at the side of the swimming pool of My Pretty Payma Apartment.


The exact sequence of events and any potential causal factors are not known.


It is known that Kirsty fell to her death from room 10E on the 10th floor of My Pretty Payma apartments, which was located one floor above her apartment 9A on the 9th floor.


The Spanish police investigated Kirsty’s death as homicide.


On Saturday, 29th April 2017 (the same day), they arrested a British male from Nottingham, England who was released from court on Monday, 1st May 2017.


It is not clear what actually happened due a potentially flawed police investigation, with: 


  • key witnesses not being interviewed
  • major crime scene protocols/     procedures not progressed
  • full CCTV apparently not retained
  • evidential exhibits like Kirsty’s clothing destroyed at the autopsy


It is known that room 10E, where Kirsty was before she died, was occupied by English men from Nottingham who may have been using drugs and alcohol.


The circumstances which ensued may have been fuelled by the men's use of drugs/alcohol and a case of mistaken identity by the men in the room, who may have thought that Kirsty was someone else.


The Spanish police report, media reporting based on Spanish sources (including briefings and quotes from the family’s initial Spanish lawyer) indicate that Kirsty tried to escape the apartment in fear of her life.


Potential lines of inquiry remain outstanding and key individuals who could assist in establishing what happened, or lead to other potential witnesses, have not been traced and interviewed.


In an effort to obtain evidence to support investigations by the Spanish authorities, a high-profile social media and media appeal was launched by Kirsty’s family, supported by an UK-based multilingual Independent review team.


This website has been created to support the appeal with the intention of generating more information which can assist the investigation. 


Please use its associated social media channels to access current updates.


As much information as possible has been published on this website, whilst being careful not to include anything which could be perceived as prejudicial to the ongoing court investigation or the case against any person who may have been culpable for Kirsty’s death.


Please do not assume that Kirsty’s family know what you know. 


There are many unanswered questions and issues in this case which have not been progressed. Please get in contact with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, regarding the various appeal points.