Gloucestershire landlady dies after falling from her horse

  • A pub landlady from Gloucestershire has died after falling from her horse.

    Jan Madden, 57, who ran The Rising Sun pub for 25 years, died in hospital on Monday (5 October).

    It is thought her horse was spooked by a motorbike while she was riding along Over Old Road at about 10.40am.

    She was thrown from the horse and suffered serious head injuries.

    Mrs Madden was taken to hospital but died later that day.

    Neighbour Jean Mullins looked after Jan until the ambulance arrived. She told local website www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk: “I rushed out to see Jan and took towels with me, she was in a really bad way.

    “The paramedic was telling me what to do [over the phone] and I gave Jan mouth to mouth, but there wasn’t much sign of life. I did all I could. Everybody knows her, it is such a shock.”

    A Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesman said: “The woman was taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after suffering serious head injuries. She later died of her injuries.

    “This incident is not being treated as suspicious. The coroner and the woman’s family have been informed.”

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