An inquest opening has heard that a woman was discovered dead at the base of a hill following injuries sustained while walking in a field with cattle. Lorna Milward, aged 59, suffered from multiple injuries in what is believed to be a cow-related incident.
Details presented at the Pontypridd Coroner’s Court indicated that Ms. Milward was walking her four dogs in the rural vicinity near Guilsfield, Welshpool, Powys, during the evening of September 1st. Police noted that the bridleway she followed led through a field housing approximately 40 cows.
During the hearing, it was disclosed that Ms. Lorna Milward, a resident of Meifod, Welshpool, was positively identified by a police officer using her passport. Ms. Carroll stated that a preliminary post-mortem examination attributed the cause of death to “multiple traumatic injuries.”
Assistant Coroner Andrew Morse said: “On the basis of information provided it’s necessary to open an inquest into this matter.
“I say at this stage to express my condolences to the family and friends of Ms Milward.”
The inquest was adjourned, and a future date for it to resume will be determined.
Dyfed-Powys Police had previously confirmed that Lorna’s family had been notified, and they had informed the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A spokesperson from HSE commented, “We are aware of this incident and making inquiries.”