Care assistant dies two weeks after falling from a Southport nightclub fire escape

Care assistant, 23, dies two weeks after falling from a nightclub fire escape during a night out

  • Katie Davenport fell from the fire escape at Hey Amigos nightclub in Southport
  • She was rushed to the Walton Centre, where she died 13 days later- on Saturday
  • Her sisters paid tribute to their ‘caring’, ‘dedicated’ and ‘work-driven’ sibling
  • Organised a balloon release at Princess Park tomorrow evening in her memory

Katie Davenport, 23, (pictured) died two weeks after falling from a nighclub fire escape while on a night out in Southport

Katie Davenport, 23, (pictured) died two weeks after falling from a nighclub fire escape while on a night out in Southport

A 23-year-old care home assistant has died almost two weeks after falling from a nightclub fire escape.

Katie Davenport, 23, fell from the fire escape at Hey Amigos in Southport, Merseyside, at around 2.55am on September 4.

The incident prompted a huge emergency services response and Katie was rushed to the Walton Centre, a specialist neurology hospital in Liverpool.

After fighting for her life ‘as hard as she could’ for 12 days, Katie was put on end of life care and died in hospital on Saturday.

Her sisters, Lianne Clegg and Cassie Davenport, have now paid tribute to their ‘caring’ and ‘dedicated’ sibling.

Lianne said: ‘She was the most gorgeous person and everyone loved her. No one ever said a bad thing about her.

‘She was so work-driven and she loved her job. She gave everything to her job and she gave everything that she had to make sure the residents at the home were ok.

‘She was never bothered about drinking and clubbing. It’s destroyed us. Out of the three of us, she was the only one with her head screwed on.’

Katie’s family, including her five sisters and brother, are planning to do a balloon release at Princess Park in Southport tomorrow evening. It was the last place she saw Cassie and her niece, Ellie.

Katie fell from the fire escape at Hey Amigos in Southport, Merseyside, (pictured) at around 2.55am on September 4

Katie fell from the fire escape at Hey Amigos in Southport, Merseyside, (pictured) at around 2.55am on September 4

Lianne said: ‘That one night has destroyed our lives and taken her away from us. We’re trying to get as many people to gather on Princess Park tomorrow at 6pm as possible.

‘Bring a green balloon. Her care home are also releasing 100 balloons from the Promenade so we’re hoping to do it all at the same time.’

Her funeral will take place on Friday October 7 and the family have asked people to make donations to the Walton Centre.

In a statement earlier this month, Hey Amigos said: ‘In light of recent events we just want to say all of our thoughts are with the young girl, her family and friends at this difficult time.

‘We hope everyone can understand that this has shaken all of us and we can’t comment or reply to messages about what’s happened. However we can say we’re doing everything we possibly can to help the police with whatever they need.’

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police told MailOnline that there is no criminal investigation into the incident on September 4. 

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