Carole Bullett horse death: Family pay tribute

Carole Bullett
Image caption Carole Bullett died in hospital after being hit by a bolting horse pulling a cart

The family of a woman who died after a horse bolted and careered through the crowds at a fair in Suffolk have paid tribute to her as "a fantastic person".

Carole Bullett, 57, had her back to the horse and despite warnings to get out of the way she moved too late.

The horse pulling a cart at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds in June 2011 hit her and she died the following day.

Her brother Stephen Bull said: "We miss her so much - a fantastic person. I can see her smiling - a beautiful girl."

Ms Bullett was injured when Lucas, a three-year-old pulling a cart to give rides to visitors, suddenly bolted.

'Fantastic person'

St Edmundsbury Council was prosecuted but found not guilty of breaching health and safety rules.

The cart and horse owner Duncan Drye, 65, of Bishops Road, Bury St Edmunds, has admitted the offence and will be sentenced at a later date at Ipswich Crown Court.

Stephen Bull said: "I was watching the news and heard my sister's name come up and I thought I was living through a nightmare.

"I wouldn't want anyone to go through the same as us."

Her father David said: "She used to come up and visit us regularly. Everyone was affected by her death."

Stephen said: "More care should be taken when animals or livestock are around people. This could happen again.

"We miss her so much. She was a fantastic person."

The family are now planning to put a memorial to Carole in Nowton Park.

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