Teenager critical after balcony fall

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A teenager was fighting for his life after falling from a hotel balcony at a holiday resort in Cornwall.

The 18-year-old is in a serious condition after plummeting from the third floor of the Metropole Hotel in Padstow.

He was taken to Treliske Hospital with head injuries described as "life-threatening".

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said the force was investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.