A rider has been killed in a fall after her horse bolted while hacking past farm vehicles on a lane in South Yorkshire on Sunday 26 May.

Fifty-five-year-old Christine Beverly Francis, from Wentworth near Rotherham, suffered a head injury and died at the scene, according to police.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire police said: “There were several agricultural vehicles travelling along Cortworth Lane in the opposite direction towards Wentworth when the horse bolted and dislodged the woman rider. [She] fell to the ground and sustained a fatal head injury.”

Police are appealing for witnesses, and are trying to identify the drivers of the agricultural vehicles.

Anyone with information, please call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 381 of 26 May.