THE fiancée of a former boxer who plunged to his death from a hotel window in London is considering taking legal action.
Dawn Huggard made the pledge after an inquest into the death of Victor Docherty recorded a verdict of accidental death.
Mr Docherty, 35, fell from the hotel window in the early hours of 4 February last year.
He was rushed to hospital by paramedics, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Over 500 mourners packed Baxenden St John’s Church for his Valentine’s Day funeral.
Miss Huggard, of Round-hill View, Rising Bridge, travelled down to London with Mr Docherty’s brother and sisters for the inquest.
She claimed after the hearing that the hotel room window opened further than the recommended 10cm and the handle was loose.
And she said she was due to speak with her solicitor.
She said: "The hotel has had to put it right now, but there could be other hotels in the area that are like that and I don’t want it to happen again.
"The inquest answered a few of the questions that had been going around my head for the past few months but it won’t bring him back."
The couple had been due to marry in August last year and Victor had become "Daddy Vic’’ to Dawn’s children, Hayden, 12, and Libby, four.
He also had a son, Jordan, 14, from a previous relationship.
Miss Huggard said: "It’s been up and down really. Christmas was difficult, not only for myself but for my children who are grieving as well."
Victor was well known in East Lancashire for being a semi-professional boxer in his 20s.
Nicknamed Boom Boom, he was at one time ranked third best amateur in England in his weight division.
He went on to work as a doorman at bars and clubs across the region before retiring to concentrate on business as a plasterer.