Hotel fall: I slipped, says injured man

2010-02-26 00:00

POLICE do not suspect foul play was a factor in the fall of a Pietermaritzburg man from a balcony of a local hotel yesterday.

No case has been opened, police said. Ian Potgieter fell from two storeys in the old Watson Hotel at the corner of West and Church streets.

He was taken to Northdale Hospital.

Potgieter told The Witness yesterday that his girlfriend was being blamed for his fall.

He said that he had locked himself out of his room and asked the person occupying the room next to his if he could climb from the balcony to his room.

“While I was trying to climb to my balcony so that I could get into my room I slipped and fell,” he said.

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