Rider killed in Northamptonshire accident named

A woman who died after being thrown from her horse in Northamptonshire has been named by police.

Janette Smith, 28, of Somerford Road, Wellingborough, was riding with a friend along Sywell Road, Overstone, on Sunday morning when the horse became distressed.

Police believe the horse may have been spooked by the noise of the wind through the trees in the area.

Ms Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

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