x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Aston 'cushion' saves fall girl

ABERDEEN // An Aston Martin has been credited with saving the life of a party goer who fell almost four metres from a window onto her boyfriend's beloved motor. Jade Bates, 22, survived the accident with a leg injury, but the Aston Martin suffered a giant dent in the bonnet that will cost its owner, Jasvir Deo £3,000 (Dh16,000) to repair. Deo's father spoke to The Press and Journal newspaper in Aberdeen, Scotland, after his son refused to speak about the incident, telling a reporter: "As you can see, I'm not in the mood." He had reportedly upgraded to the black Aston Martin DB9 from an Audi R8 just weeks before the incident at the birthday party happened. The Sun newspaper reports that Deo was "distressed" at the fall, but it did not stipulate if it was over his injured girlfriend or the damage to his Dh760,000 car. A police spokeswoman said no further inquiries would be made into the matter: "The officers made inquiries and established the incident was an accident and there were no suspicious circumstances."