Woman hit by shire horses at show

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

A WOMAN was left shaken af­ter two shire horses bolted at the East of Eng­land Agri­cul­tural Show yes­ter­day. The drama hap­pened shortly be­fore noon when the two horses, which were pulling a dray, strug­gled free and ran through the show.

As they ran through the crowds, they knocked over a woman, who has not been named.

How­ever, af­ter be­ing seen by Ailsworth Prac­tice Med­i­cal Ser­vices (APMS), who were im­me­di­ately on the scene, the woman was soon back on her feet.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent has now been launched.

A eye­wit­ness, who wished to re­main anony­mous, watched the in­ci­dent un­fold. He said: “It was very dra­matic. “The horses bolted and the staff strug­gled to get them un­der con­trol.

He added: “The an­i­mals ran off and ap­peared to hit some fenc­ing.

“As they be­came un­der con­trol again, I no­ticed that a woman was on the floor in­jured.

“Paramedics were on the scene very quickly and af­ter a few min­utes she was able to stand and she was helped away.

“It was a dra­matic in­ci­dent but a re­lief to see there was no seri- ous in­juries as a re­sult of it, but there were quite a few concerned peo­ple at the time.”

Mar­ket­ing man­ager for the East of Eng­land Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Vikki Guy said an in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine ex­actly what hap­pened was un­der­way.

She said: “The in­ci­dent hap­pened in the morn­ing and our health and safety of­fi­cer is deal­ing with it now.

“The lady was back on her trade stand af­ter­wards and she was not in­jured.”

A spokesper­son for the APMS con­firmed that the in­ci­dent had taken place, but de­clined to com­ment fur­ther.

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