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Tributes to PSNI officer who died after falling from horse during hunt

“Claire was in the prime of her life,” her Superintendent said today.

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A PSNI OFFICER has been remembered for her love of horses and sport after her tragic death during a hunt in Northern Ireland.

Constable Claire Lowe died after falling from a horse in what has been described as a “freak hunting accident” in Ballygowan yesterday.

A friend wrote on Facebook of the 39-year-old woman:

Tragic day today as lost a great friend in a freak hunting accident. Claire Lowe(Millhouse) was really a amazing person and will be dearly missed by us all.

Today, Superintendent Sean Wright paid tribute to her.

“Claire was an experienced and professional police officer with six years’ service,” he 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.

Claire’s untimely death has caused shock amongst her friends and colleagues across PSNI. She will be very much missed by all of us and her loss will be deeply felt for a long time to come.

“Our thoughts are with Claire’s family and friends at this tragic and difficult time.”

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