Evidence Heard For Keepers Death

16 November 2018, 12:53 | Updated: 22 November 2018, 07:35

Hamerton Zoo Huntingdon

A coroner has ruled an inquest jury will hear evidence about the death of a keeper who was mauled by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo, Huntingdon.

Rosa King, 33, died of "traumatic injuries" after a "freak accident" in 2017.

The full inquest was provisionally listed for July 2019

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A jury at an inquest will hear evidence about the death of a keeper who was mauled by a tiger at a zoo, a coroner has ruled.

Rosa King, 33, died of "traumatic injuries" after a "freak accident" at Hamerton Zoo Park in Hunts on May 29, 2017.

Cambridgeshire's assistant coroner Nicholas Moss said an inquest into her death will be heard with a jury next year.

Miss King's father Peter King and other relatives attended a pre-inquest review hearing in Huntingdon on Friday.

Legal issues and evidence that will be heard at the full inquest were discussed, and these cannot be reported ahead of that hearing, Mr Moss ruled.

The full inquest was provisionally listed to be heard for two weeks in July 2019, starting on July 1 in Huntingdon.

The tiger that mauled Miss King, a rare Malayan male called Cicip, was not put down after the death of Ms King and the decision was supported by her family, the park's director Andrew Swales said at the time.

A further pre-inquest review hearing was provisionally listed for May 14, 2019.