A British woman has died after plunging from a tenth-floor flat in the holiday resort of Benidorm. The 25-year-old died instantly in the tragedy at around 8am this morning. Police sources say the incident occurred while she was still partying with friends and an investigation has been launched.

Police are treating the fall as a tragic accident at this stage and several of the friends with her at the time were being questioned as witnesses this afternoon. The unnamed woman plunged from an apartment block called the Apartamentos Payma in the Little England area of Benidorm.

The two-star apartments, just a short distance from the beach, offer holiday accommodation and are geared towards Brits. Antena 3, a Spanish national television channel, reported on its main evening news programme that the victim was one of a group of about 35 Britons who were in the resort for a pre-wedding hen party.