Carriage ride operator charged over death of spectator at show

  • The Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting the owner of a carriage ride business over the death of a partially sighted woman at a country fair.

    Carole Bullett died on 20 June 2011 after being hit by a runaway horse and carriage at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, the previous day.

    Her death was ruled as accidental by a coroner at an inquest last year (news, 18 October 2012).

    Now the HSE is taking St Edmundsbury Borough Council, which ran the show, and carriage ride operator Duncan Drye to court.

    Each faces one charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    Both parties are due to appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court on 7 February.

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