Runaway horse owner avoids jail

A horse and carriage owner, who admitted breaching health and safety law after a woman was killed by a runaway horse in Suffolk, has avoided a prison sentence.

Carole Bullett was trampled at the Nowton Park Country Fair near Bury St Edmunds in 2011 when the horse bolted while attached to a carriage.

Duncan Dyre, 65, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday where he was **ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work.