Leicester

Child dies falling from horse in Markfield

Map of Broad Lane in Markfield in Leicestershire
Image caption Police said a nine-year-old child was thrown off a horse while riding in Leicestershire

A nine-year-old child has died after a horse accident in Leicestershire, police have said.

Emergency crews were called to Broad Lane in Markfield on Sunday just after 17:00 BST.

Leicestershire Police said the young child, who has not been named, was thrown off the horse while riding.

Officers believe it was an accident and are not treating the death as suspicious. A file is being prepared for the coroner.

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