Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Mika sister 'critical' after plunge

Mika's sister is critically ill in hospital after falling onto railings

The sister of pop star Mika is critically ill in hospital after falling from a window on to railings, it has been reported.

Paloma Penniman, 28, fell 50ft from the third-floor window in Kensington, west London, yesterday morning after she lost her balance while sitting on a ledge, The Sun reported.

It is believed firefighters had to cut a section of the railings before Ms Penniman was taken to hospital with them still in her, the newspaper said.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called to an address at 5.15 (yesterday) morning after reports a woman was impaled on railings after falling from a window."

A spokesman for Mika, 27, said: "Paloma had a serious accident. She is in a critical but stable state. The family have asked for privacy at this time."

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