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The killing of Caragh Eaton: Man accused of running over model 'several times' charged with manslaughter

Ian Curson was arrested just hours after he hit a 28-year-old car enthusiast with his Land Rover and killed her
UPDATED SEP 11, 2022
Caragh Eaton was left with catastrophic injuries after being mowed down and left for dead just yards from her front door (Leicestershire Police)
Caragh Eaton was left with catastrophic injuries after being mowed down and left for dead just yards from her front door (Leicestershire Police)

LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND: Model Caragh Eaton, 28, was pronounced dead at about 4.40 pm Tuesday evening, September 6, in Field Edge Drive in Barrow upon Soar after she was struck by a Land Rover, which was later found abandoned nearby. Eaton reportedly died as a result of her injuries after being struck.

After the death, a 42-year-old man, Ian Curson, was arrested on suspicion of murder and charged with manslaughter and possession of an offensive weapon. The suspect remains in custody while Leicestershire Police released the first photo of Eaton on Friday, September 9, after she was formally identified, according to a DailyMail report. Emergency services rushed to the scene but couldn't save her after she was mowed down and left to die just yards from her home in Barrow upon Soar. One of her neighbors said, "She must have been hit within seconds of leaving her house as she was only a few meters away from her door. Whether somebody was lying in wait for her, I just don't know. I've never known her to be involved in any trouble. It's heartbreaking." One resident added, “She’s been hit once and he’s gone back again to drive over her two or three more times. It’s just horrific."


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Tributes for Caragh Eaton

Many started pouring in their condolence messages on a Facebook page for car enthusiasts, 'Modified Mania UK,' that Eaton started. One wrote, "I'd just like to put a post out and say we are shocked and saddened to hear about the news of Caragh ES Eaton she founded this group alongside myself with the hope of bringing the car community together. Such a lovely, kind lady that I am sure will leave a hole in the hearts of those she touched." Another commented, "Gone far too soon, rest in peace Caragh," while one more said, "Shocked to hear this! She was an incredible person, always so lovely and welcoming to everybody! Will be missed by all."

Eaton's family also released a statement via Leicestershire Police. It read, “We have been devastated by the loss of Caragh, our much-loved daughter, sister, and mother. We are struggling to come to terms with our loss and the circumstances of her death."

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, said, as quoted by DailyMail, “A team of detectives is working around the clock to piece together the events of, and leading up to, Caragh’s death. Anyone in the community who hasn’t yet spoken to the police and who may have information, please contact us. There are officers in the area carrying out inquiries – approach them, or send information online." He added, “Dash cam footage or doorbell footage may provide us with some vital information. Please look and contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to provide details online here, quoting reference 22*519753.