Essex

Horse rider in fatal crash near Brentwood named

A woman who died when a horse she was riding was struck by a van in Essex has been named as a 63-year-old woman.

Jane Mitchinson of The Close, Brentwood, died in the incident in nearby Pilgrims Hatch on Sunday.

Ms Mitchinson was riding with a male friend when both horses were hit by a Toyota van. Her horse had to be put down.

A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving has been bailed.

Ms Mitchinson's friend was treated for injuries at hospital and later discharged.

Police said Ms Mitchinson leaves a long-term partner and a daughter.

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