Janet Faal who fell down in a manhole in Crawley. An agoraphobic granny called Janet FAAL went out with a friend for the third time in TEN years – and plunged down an open MANHOLE. See SWNS story SWFALL. Janet, whose surname is pronounced ‘fall’, did the splits with one leg in and the other out when she slipped into the manhole, and reckons she could have suffered much more serious injuries if she had been slimmer. The 57-year-old grandmother-of-four reckons she has been set back ‘years’ in her battle with debilitating agoraphobia, after the preventable mishap happened just as she was about to reach a tipping point with the condition. Janet had only just started leaving the house after more than ten years suffering from crippling fears, but now she reckons she may never leave the safety of her home again.