A WOMAN has died while on holiday in Spain.

Loran Atkinson, from Blackburn, died on December 23 while in the Costa Del Sol.

It is believed the 29-year-old fell to her death from a balcony at a hotel in Fuengirola.

A spokesman from the Foreign Office said they had been contacted by Ms Atkinson’s family.

He said: “I can confirm we have been contacted by a family member, I believe the woman’s mother, about the death.

“We were told that the woman had fallen from a balcony.”

A spokesman for Hotel Yaramar said the fall took place at a neighbouring apartment. 

Friends of Ms Atkinson’s family have set up a fundraising page to bring her body back to the UK.

The page, which was set up today has already raised more than £1,500 of the £4,400 target.

The page said: “Anything you could donate at this time would be both gratefully and graciously received to return Loran home to rest in peace among the love of her family and friends.”

To donate, visit gofundme.com/Loranatkinson