Sarah McClay: Tiger attack death inquest date set

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Image caption Sarah McClay died in hospital

A date has been set for an inquest into the death of a Cumbrian zoo keeper who was mauled to death by a tiger.

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

At the time Cumbria Police said the Sumatran tiger called Padang, got from its pen to a staff area of the enclosure where it attacked Ms McClay.

The inquest, which will be before a jury and expected to last three days, has been set for 14 July in Barrow.

Ms McClay suffered head and neck injuries in the attack and later died in Preston Royal Hospital.

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

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