Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman sustained serious injuries during the ‘Obby ‘Oss celebrations in Padstow yesterday [1 May].
Emergency services were called at 7.30pm after the 33-year-old collapsed in St Saviours Lane and became unresponsive.
Police and ambulance successfully resuscitated the woman, and she was airlifted to Derriford Hospital having sustained a serious neck injury. The woman, from Padstow, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.
Officers are carrying out enquiries to ascertain how the woman came to be injured and appealing for witnesses to come forward.
They are investigating reports that she may have been struck by the ‘Obby ‘Oss while walking on the footpath between St Saviours Lane and the war memorial at St Saviours Point.
The Blue Ribbon ‘Obby ‘Oss has been examined and returned, and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
Secondly, it is believed the woman may have been assaulted by another female earlier in the evening, around 6.30pm, somewhere in the vicinity of the London Inn in Church Lane.
Detective Inspector Pete Found, based at St Austell, said: “We are following a number of lines of enquiry to establish how the woman sustained her injuries. We would like to hear from any witnesses to either reported incident and would especially like to request any relevant mobile phone or camera footage taken around the event.”
Anybody with information or footage is asked to contact police via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 101, quoting log number 116 of 01/05/19.