UPDATE: Woman killed in horse incident
A woman, killed during an incident involving a
stallion in a field, had visited Darent Valley Hospital before
The body of the 53-year-old was
discovered in fields in Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, at 10am on
National media have speculated
the Gravesend woman was mauled by the stallion after entering the
fields that run alongside the hospital.
Police are not treating the death
as suspicious and have handed information to the coroner to record
A Darent Valley Hospital spokesman said: "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. However,
she took the decision to leave."
The spokesman said he could not reveal why she had visited in
the first place.
A Kent Police spokesman refused to
confirm speculation that she had been thrown from the horse but did
say the animal had not been put down.
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