Runaway horse council cleared

One woman was killed when a horse bolted at a country fair Credit: ITV News Anglia

A council has been found not guilty of breaching health and safety legislation after a woman was killed by a runaway horse at a country fair.

Officials from St Edmundsbury Borough Council denied the charge at Ipswich Crown Court.

57 year-old Carole Bullett from Bury St Edmunds died after being struck by the horse in Nowton Park in the town in June 2011.

The man in charge of the horse has admitted breaching health and safety regulations and will be sentenced at a later date.

The man in charge of the horse has admitted breaching health and safety regulations and will be sentenced at a later date.

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