27/10/2016

Policewoman Killed In Horse Riding Accident

A policewoman has been killed in a horse riding accident in Ballygowan, Co Down.

Constable Claire Lowe, 39, fell from her horse while she was taking part in a hunting event on Wednesday, 26 October.

She is believed to have died at the scene.
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Lisburn and Castlereagh City District Commander Supt Sean Wright said: "Claire was in the prime of her life. We all knew of her love for horses and for her sport but we also knew her for being a committed police officer who found challenge and reward in serving the local community and in keeping people safe throughout the Lisburn and Castlereagh District.

"She will be very much missed by all of us and her loss will be deeply felt for a long time to come."

Alliance Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong said: "I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Constable Lowe. It is a tragedy that someone with so much to offer our society has been taken so suddenly in what is thought to have been a freak accident. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time."

(CD)


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