Woman (42) dies in quad bike accident

Date: Friday 30th November 2018

POLICE Scotland have confirmed that a woman believed to be originally from the Eden area died on Wednesday in an incident involving a quad bike.

Police were called at noon to Clatteringshaws, Galloway, following reports that a woman had been injured.

Emergency services attended the scene and confirmed that the woman, Lesley Whitfield, aged 42, of Embleton, near Cockermouth, had died.

Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the matter. Police say a post-mortem examination will be carried out and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Ms Whitfield is believed to have worked for a Shap-based forestry company as a supervisor in northern England and Scotland.

Tributes have been paid on social media by friends and family, who described her as a “beautiful young woman”.