Woman In Horse Incident

A woman is believed to have been killed by a stallion in a field close to a hospital.

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Cause of death still unclear for woman found dead in field last week

From London Tonight reporter Paul Brand:

For the past couple of hours police officers have been chatting to travellers at the site where the woman was killed last week.

We have been advised not to go onto the site but police confirmed that the woman's body was found in a field at the back of the camp.

A couple who run a riding school next door have been keen to make clear it was not one of their horses that was involved in the incident.

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Darent Valley Hospital: "She took decision to leave the hospital"

A statement from Darent Valley Hospital has been released concerning the death of a woman in a field nearby. Her body was discovered on Friday.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the lady who was killed in this tragic incident.

She came into the Emergency Department at Darent Valley late on Thursday evening, was assessed and was admitted to our Clinical Decisions Unit. Doctors advised her to stay in hospital for further treatment. However, she took the decision to leave the hospital.”

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Woman killed by horse in Kent

A woman is believed to have been killed by a stallion in a field close to a hospital in Kent.

The 53-year-old's body was discovered in the field in Darenth Wood Road, near to Darent Valley Hospital, in Dartford.

A police spokesman said the death of the woman, from Gravesend, is not being treated as suspicious. He said the horse had not been put down following the discovery of the woman's body, although it's believed the stallion may have caused her death.

Kent Police are preparing a report for the coroner.