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A rider has died after falling from a horse near Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire.

Paramedics and the air ambulance were called to Southam at 11.15am on Thursday (7 January).

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Crews arrived to find a woman that had suffered serious injuries after falling from a horse.

“The woman was in traumatic cardiac arrest and advanced life support was carried out at the scene by medics.

“Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman’s life and she was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.”

Two ambulances, a doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene. The woman has not yet been named and no more details have been issued.