Dead horse rider - identified

A HORSE rider who died from serious injuries after she fell off a spooked horse near Hailsham has been identified.

Caitriona O’Leary, aged 28, of Tideswell Road, Eastbourne fell from her horse in Under Road, Magham Down, just before 6pm on May 28.

Her horse was startled and galloped quickly, causing her to fall, said police at the time.

An air ambulance flew Caitriona O’Leary to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London. She sadly died at the hospital on Saturday, June 2.

Any witnesses of the incident contact police on 101 quoting Operation Banton.

Online readers are welcome to leave tributes on the Sussex Express website.