A GLAMOROUS witness in a high-profile Russian court case that saw two top footballers jailed has been seriously injured in a fall from a hotel balcony in the Czech Republic.
Makeup artist and Instagram celebrity Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Bobkova is in a medical coma after falling more than 33 ft from a third floor balcony in a mountain resort in eastern Bohemia.
Katya’ Bobkova suffered horrific injuries after plunging 33ft from a balcony after a night out[/caption]
The Instagram model was a key witness in a trial against two footballers convicted of assault[/caption]
Czech police have found no witnesses and are waiting to question the celebrity when her condition improves.
They have discovered no evidence of foul play but “no-one other than her can say what happened”, said police spokesman Lukas Vincenc.
Bobkova, 31, was in a group including ex-Russian senator and businessman Andrey Ishchyuk when she fell, according to reports in Moscow.
She had been a key witness who testified in a recent court case of Russian national team footballers Pavel Mamayev and Alexandr Kokorin.
The pair were were jailed for 17 and 18 months respectively for a drunken assault on a government official in Moscow.
She had been with the players for a night out and when they attacked bureaucrat Denis Pak and a driver for a prominent TV journalist.
Bobkova had intervened to try and protect the driver.
The attacks damaged the reputation of Russian football after the country’s successful hosting of the 2018 World Cup months earlier.
A friend said: “Katya is in a critical state.
“She has undergone several surgeries.
“She was put into medical coma.”
PLUNGE AFTER NIGHT OUT
Bobkova was diagnosed with rib and pelvic fractures, lung and spleen damage, and intracranial bleeding.
Police say their initial belief is that her 11pm fall was “an unfortunate accident” but officers hope to question her when she has recovered due to the lack of witnesses.
“She went to the balcony to have a smoke,” said Vincenc.
“She was sitting on the railing on the third floor, and then they found her down under the balcony.
“She was probably alone on the balcony.”
He said: “It does not ensue from the current investigation that someone saw her falling.”
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A video from Baza media in Moscow purports to show Bobkova dancing and drinking wine an hour before her fall.
The Russian media reported her falling from a residential block but Czech reports say it was from a hotel in Spindleruv Mlyn mountain resort, 93 miles northeast of Prague.
At the time of the attack Kokorin, 28, was a striker with Zenit St. Petersburg and Mamayev, 30, a midfielder for Krasnodar F.C.
Stunning Katya was in a group including ex-Russian senator and businessman Andrey Ishchyuk when she fell[/caption]
There were no witnesses to her fall[/caption]
The model was said to be drinking and dancing hours before her fall[/caption]
Police said she went on the balcony to smoke[/caption]
Katya was found injured underneath the balcony after the terrifying plunge[/caption]
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