No criminal charges will be brought after the death of a woman who was injured during a traditional May Day celebration in Cornwall.
Laura Smallwood suffered a neck injury after hundreds of people had gathered in the streets of Padstow to mark the centuries-old Obby Oss event.
The 34-year-old collapsed at the event on May 1 and died of her injuries in hospital three days later.
On Tuesday police said they would not be charging anyone in relation to her death, after investigating reports she had been assaulted earlier that evening.
There were also suggestions she been struck by a person wearing the traditional Obby Oss horse costume.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Officers have decided that there would be no criminal charges brought against any person linked to Laura’s death.
“Laura’s family are aware of this decision and have worked closely with detectives throughout the investigation.
“Police would like to thank the public for their assistance throughout this investigation.”
Mrs Smallwood’s death has now been referred to the Cornwall coroner.
Emergency services were called at about 7.35pm on May 1, after she collapsed and became unresponsive.
Mrs Smallwood, from Padstow, was resuscitated and airlifted to Derriford Hospital with a serious neck injury.
She died in hospital the following Saturday morning.
Friend took to Facebook to express their sadness at her death.
Nina Reskelly wrote: “We are going to be lost without you Laura.”
Liz Colman added: “Laura was the most lovely young woman and everyone will miss her very much.”
The Obby Oss event sees dancers parade through the town with stylised recreations of two horses – the Old and Blue Ribbon Osses.
They are accompanied by drummers and triangle and accordion players.
Police previously investigated reports that Mrs Smallwood may have been struck by the Blue Ribbon Obby Oss, which was examined and returned to its owners with the Health and Safety Executive informed.