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Thursday 31 July 2014

Heartbreak for Liam Neeson as nephew rushed to hospital with head injuries

Brian O'Reilly

Published 26/06/2014|21:38

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Actor Liam Neeson
Actor Liam Neeson

THE nephew of Irish actor Liam Neeson has been rushed to hospital suffering from a serious head injury, according to reports.

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Ronan Sexton (31) is believed to have fallen from a telephone box in Brighton while on a night out with friends.

Sexton’s mother Bernadette is the sister of the Star Wars and Taken star.

The incident occurred at around 4am in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sexton was rushed to a local hospital before being transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in West Sussex.

He remains in a critical condition.

A police spokesman said: “Just after 4am on Sunday June 22 a 31-year-old Worthing man had climbed on to the top of a telephone kiosk outside Brighton Pier when he fell 20ft to the ground, sustaining a serious head injury.

“He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and was later transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath where he is currently in a critical condition.

“The man had been enjoying a night out with friends, who were present when he fell, and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

“There is no further police investigation.”

In 2009 Antrim native Liam was left devastated by the death of his of 15 years wife, Natasha Richardson, following a freak fall during a skiing trip in Canada.

The 45-year-old actress suffered a fatal brain injury as a result of the fall.

The 62-year-old opened up in February during a CNN interview about his wife’s sudden death.

“[Her death] was never real,” he said at the time.

“It still kind of isn't. There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years... anytime I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her.”

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