Top lawyer, 71, plunges to death from luxury cruise ship balcony after he went missing

A top lawyer, 72, plunged to his death after falling from a balcony on a Mediterranean cruise ship. A court heard that Nigel Blythe-Tinker, former head of legal at gaming giant William Hill,  fell feet first from the cabin balcony into the sea after he went missing while on board the luxury cruise ship.

The incident occurred on the Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first cruise liner to boast “all suite, all balcony” cabins, in July last year. The High Court heard that the alarm was raised when Blythe-Tinker failed to disembark the ship at Barcelona, though he was on board when it departed Marseilles the previous day.