On Saturday 29th April 2017 at around 07:50am, tragically Kirsty Maxwell lost her life. She had only just arrived hours before and the circumstances of her death are still unclear to this day.

Kirsty was just 27, recently married to her childhood sweetheart, and a new exciting chapter in her life was waiting. Along with a group of friends Kirsty attended a hen party in Benidorm, but what was supposed to be a fun trip with all her friends ended in devastation.

Kirsty’s family have released the following video in memory of their beautiful angel. We will all continue to fight for answers and justice. We have set up this charity in honour of Kirsty Maxwell, to continue the fight to help prevent other families being abandoned in their time of need.

Please visit to find out more information around the appeal or if you have any information which may be of help.

In Memory of Kirsty Emma Curry Maxwell

For 3 long years we have been fighting for truth, answers and justice for Kirsty’s brutal death.

As each year goes by the loss of Kirsty does not get any easier but we remain determined, we are Kirsty’s voice, we are Kirsty’s representation, Kirsty is not here to speak so we must be her voice.

At present during this global lockdown which has also affected the courts in Spain, we and “in conjunction with our lawyer in Spain” together with assistance from David Swindle Investigative reviewer team continue to strive and push for evidential issues to be heard.

Our public appeal also continues as there are normally UK frequent visitors to Benidorm this time of year. Who although in lockdown, they may not know or had the opportunity to come forward yet.

In Kirsty’s memory we have created the Kirsty Maxwell Charity. This is to assist and help others who find themselves in a similar predicament with no one to turn to, no help at hand and that feeling of being abandoned to investigate on your own when a loved one is killed abroad.

The support we continue to get from family, friends and public is hugely appreciated, many thanks.

Again, this time of year we continue to honour and remember Kirsty as the loving and caring girl we all so dearly miss.

Please stay safe and take care, many thanks to you all and your loved ones.

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SNP MP Hannah Bardell has called for UK citizens to be given a legal right to consular assistance and enshrine a duty of care towards British nationals who face difficulties overseas.

The call comes as thousands of British nationals have been stranded around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, with many facing difficulties accessing support.

The Livingston MP has campaigned for better consular support after two constituents died in suspicious circumstances abroad, including our own Kirsty Maxwell, and is founder and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deaths Abroad, Consular Services and Assistance.

Commenting, SNP MP Hannah Bardell said:

“Thousands of UK citizens have been stranded abroad through no fault of their own – and, while we welcome the efforts made to repatriate them, more needs to be done.

“The lack of support for citizens abroad is a long-standing issue that coronavirus has turned into a crisis for those affected.

“The UK government has no legal duty of care for British nationals overseas, and the guidance on who should receive help is vague, confusing and at the discretion of consular staff.

“It’s time to put a right to consular assistance in law and ensure that citizens in difficulty abroad receive the help they deserve.”

Please write to your MP and ask him/her to sign the EDM (text below). We are hoping to garner strong cross-party support and we hope – that with your help – we can achieve this.


Session: 2020-21

Date tabled:

Primary sponsor: Hannah Bardell


That this House recommends clarifying the guidance around consular assistance and enshrining in law the right to consular assistance at a time when thousands of British nationals are stranded overseas during the outbreak of Covid-19;

Recognises that currently there is no legal right to consular assistance for British nationals including those who are stranded, imprisoned or who die overseas; 

Further recognises the current guidance around who will qualify for consular assistance is based on discretion; further notes that the guidance that assessments of vulnerability are made on the basis of the needs you have, based on who you are, where you are and your situation is vague; notes the work that has been undertaken to clarify this guidance by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deaths Abroad, Consular Services and Assistance as detailed in its October 2019 Report entitled Why families in the UK deserve better and what can be done;

Further notes the aims of the British Rights Abroad Group petitioning the UK Government to make consular assistance a clear legal right; acknowledges the detrimental effect on British nationals who learn in their hour of need that they are not legally entitled to consular assistance from their Government; 

Further notes the millions of Brits who are currently stranded around the world due to Covid-19 who may or may not be assisted in getting home; and urges the Government to act now on enshrining a legal right to consular assistance.

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Baywatch Online has published an article about the death of Kirsty Maxwell, who’s case inspired this charity. It was 3 years ago at this time that Kirsty and her friends were getting excited and finalising arrangements for their holiday to My Pretty Payma / Apartmentos Payma Benidorm, Spain.

We hope that during this terrible time of crisis when people are at home, browsing online and reflecting on things in the past that this magazine article and associated publicity / social media activity all our supporters hopefully generate will help reach those with information about the tragic Kirsty Maxwell killed abroad case.

Full article is available here (page 22 and 23) –

A special thanks to the Bay Watch Magazine Manager Roderick Douglas and David Swindle’s colleague Lesley McEwan for arranging this feature which we hope will assist.

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