Tributes have been paid to a mum who died after suffering a neck injury at May Day celebration in Cornwall.
Mum-of-two Laura Smallwood, 34, was hurt at the Obby Oss May Day celebrations in Padstow, Cornwall, on Wednesday.
She suffered a serious neck wound after collapsing at the event , and died in hospital from her injuries on Saturday.
She was reportedly struck by the Obby Oss, a large hobby horse object at the heart of the custom.
Pal Nina Reskelly posted on Facebook : "We are going to be lost without you Laura."
And Liz Colman wrote: "Laura was the most lovely young woman and everyone will miss her very much."
Devon and Cornwall Police are now appealing for witnesses.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with Laura's family at this very sad time," said Detective Inspector Paul Norlund.
"We continue to follow a number of lines of enquiry to establish how Laura sustained her injuries.
"At this time, we would like to hear from any witnesses and anyone with information, particularly anyone with any relevant mobile phone or camera footage taken around the event."
The traditional event sees a procession of dancers make their way through Padstow, Cornwall, with stylised recreations of two horses – known as the Osses.
The dancers parade through the town accompanied by drummers and triangle and accordion players.
One of the recreated horses – the Blue Ribbon Obby Oss – has been examined and returned, and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
Speaking on Wednesday night, Detective Inspector Pete Found, based at St Austell, Cornwall, said: “We are following a number of lines of enquiry to establish how the woman sustained her injuries.
"We would like to hear from any witnesses to either reported incident and would especially like to request any relevant mobile phone or camera footage taken around the event."
Anybody with information or footage is asked to contact police via [email protected] or by phone on 101, quoting log number 116 of 01/05/19.
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