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  • 27 June 2014, 13:41

Liam Neeson's Nephew Critical After Fall

Liam Neeson's nephew is said to be in a critical condition after falling 20ft from a telephone box on a night out.

Ronan Sexton, the son of the actor's sister Bernadette Sexton, suffered serious head injuries after the fall at 4am near Brighton Pier, East Sussex, on Sunday.

Ms Sexton is said to be at her 30-year-old son's bedside where he is fighting for his life.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

A Sussex police spokesman said: "Just after 4am on Sunday, June 22, a 30-year-old Worthing man had climbed on to the top of a telephone kiosk outside Brighton Pier when he fell 20ft to the ground, sustaining a serious head injury.

"He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and was later transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath where he is currently in a critical condition.

"The man had been enjoying a night out with friends, who were present when he fell, and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

"There is no further police investigation."

Five years ago, Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died after hitting her head while skiing in Canada.

The Taken star, 62, now lives in New York with their two teenage sons.

In an interview with US show 60 Minutes in February,the Irishman said he was still struggling to come to terms with her loss.

He said: "It was never real. It still kind of isn't. There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening - she would always drop the keys on the table and say hello.

"So any time I hear that door opening I still think I'm going to hear her. Grief hits you like a wave, you get this profound feeling of instability."

 

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