Sarah McClay: Tiger attack death new inquest date set

Sarah McClay Sarah McClay died in hospital

A new date and location have been set for an inquest into the death of a Cumbrian zoo keeper mauled by a tiger.

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, near Dalton-in-Furness, in May 2013.

The inquest was due to be held this week, but was postponed after the coroner for South Cumbria expressed concern it would overrun the allocated time of three days.

It will now take place on 15 September and is expected to last five days.

The venue has also been switched from Barrow Town Hall to the larger county offices in Kendal.

Ms McClay suffered head and neck injuries in the attack by the Sumatran tiger, Padang.

She was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital, but later died.

The tiger, which has lived at the park since it was a cub 11 years ago, was not destroyed.

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