Bury St Edmunds: Inquest told of Nowton Park death tragedy

A “LOVING and devoted” mother was left with severe chest injuries after she was knocked down and run over by a horse and carriage, an inquest was told today.

Carole Bullett, 57, of Clark Walk, Bury St Edmunds, died soon after the incident at the Nowton Park Country Fair, in June 2011.

An inquest into her death at The Farmers’ Club, in Bury, was told that Mrs Bullett had been at the show with her husband Alan, her daughter and seven-year-old grandson.

The court was told that the four-year-old horse, which was harnessed to a cart and had been giving rides throughout the day, had taken fright and ran from the person holding onto his lead rope.

The powerful Breton horse had galloped along Lime Street towards stalls and where many people were watching a BMX display.

The hearing was told that six people were taken to hospital with their injuries.

Mrs Bullett, who suffered broken ribs and substantial blood loss, died later at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

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A statement from Mr Bullett, which was read to the inquest jury, described his wife as “first and foremost a loving mother and grandmother who was devoted to family and close friends.”

The inquest continues this afternoon.