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Barcelona nightclub breaks its silence after Aussie footy player is discovered dead there

Jayden Collins

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Barcelona nightclub breaks its silence after Aussie footy player is discovered dead there

The Spanish night club which was the site of the tragic death of Queensland rugby league player Liam Hampson have broken their silence on the situation.

The 24-year-old was found dead at the Sala Apolo nightclub in Barcelona after going missing for more than 30 hours.

The Herald Sun reports that cleaning staff discovered his body, with Spanish police speculating he fell 10 metres to his death.

An investigation is currently underway in an attempt to uncover more details about his passing.

Sala Apolo nightclub.  Credit: agefotostock / Alamy
Sala Apolo nightclub. Credit: agefotostock / Alamy

The Sala Apolo nightclub extended its condolences to Hampson’s family and committed to assisting authorities with the investigation, in a statement to News Corp.

They said: “These are sad and very painful moments, first of all for all the people who are affected by the unforeseeable accident that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday 18th October in the outdoor area of Apolo venue.

“It’s been sad as well for those of us who are part of the organisation.

“The management and the entire Apolo team are beyond appalled by what happened and we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Liam Hampson.

“We have placed ourselves at the disposal of the Mossos d’Esquadra police force and will continue to do so in relation to any matter concerning the fatal accident.”

Regional police officers revealed that Hampson’s body was found inside an ‘internal patio’ that normally cannot be accessed by attendees of the club.

Mossos d’Esquadra officers told Daily Mail Australia: “It was in an internal patio which was not part of the public area of the nightclub.

I don’t know how he would have got into that part of the building but he accessed it and from there fell around 10 metres to an interior patio.

“The fact it wasn’t a public area helps to explain why the workers who raised the alarm didn’t do so until Wednesday lunchtime local time.”

Hampson’s death came just hours after his friends raised alarm bells on social media, explaining that it was ‘out of character’ for him to go missing.

Good friend and Gold Coast Titans player AJ Brimson took to social media to urge people to get in contact if they knew anything about his whereabouts.

Broncos player Jordan Riki also posted to Instagram yesterday (Wednesday, October 19), saying: “Please help or share this is very scary for all of us he’s our best mate we want to find him.”

Featured Image Credit: Fotomaton / Alamy. hampo101/Instagram.

Topics: NRL, Rugby League, Australia

Jayden Collins
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