The horse at the centre of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into a death at a country show has died.
Spectator Carole Bullett died after a horse pulling a carriage bolted into crowds at Nowton Park Country Fair, Bury St Edmunds, on 19 June 2011.
The horse, Urasio, was sold after the incident and died earlier this month.
A spokesman for Norwich HSE said the cause of the horse’s death was protein-losing entropathy due to severe worm damage.
“The damage was long standing and no reflection on the last owners, who only owned the horse for three months,” he said.
A date is still to be set for the inquest into the death of Ms Bullett, 57.
This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (19 January 2012)