British student who fell to his death from Majorca balcony revealed

A British language student has died after falling from a fourth-floor balcony in Spain following a St Patrick's Day party with friends.

James Walton, 23, a Sheffield Hallam University student who was on a placement year in Majorca, was killed in the early hours of Sunday in Majorca.

He suffered fatal injuries after falling head-first onto a pavement below the apartment block, it emerged on Monday.  

James Walton, 23

James Walton, 23, a Sheffield Hallam University student, fell four storeys to his death in the early hours of Sunday morning on the Spanish island of Majorca

James was from Ealing, London, but had been in Palma since last September and was working as a global loyalty intern at Melia Hotels International.

He was in his third year of a BA Honours degree in languages with international business in Spanish.

Police believe James, who spoke German as well as Spanish, lost his balance after a with colleagues from the hotel chain and friends visiting from the UK.

A post-mortem due to take place on Monday was expected to confirm he had been drinking heavily before the tragedy and may have played a part in what happened.

The results of the post-mortem will not be made public, as is normal in Spain.

A passer-by alerted the emergency services just after 6am on Sunday after discovering James lying on the pavement in a street in the centre of Palma called Calle Aragon, near the

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