Man hospitalised after drunken fall from statue on Wenceslas Square

A 24-year-old man is in a serious condition after falling from the statue of St Wenceslas on Prague’s Wenceslas Square in the early hours of Wednesday. The man, who is not Czech, was drunk at the time. He is reported to have broken several bones and sustained other injuries in the fall, which took place around 3:30 am. The man refused to comply with police calls for him to get down for a period of half an hour. When he did decide to dismount the statue he slipped when half-way down and plunged several metres to the ground. The man could now also face a fine.

Author: Ian Willoughby