A Brit shockingly shot and killed during a hunting trip gone wrong has been named and pictured.
Jacqueline Taylor, 67, was the victim of a horror accident in France on Sunday while out wild boar hunting.
She is said to have been shot “above the heart” by her 69-year-old boyfriend Pierrot Philippot who fired a shoulder-mounted rifle while searching for the animals.
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He is now facing a charge of manslaughter for the act which happened near the couple's home in Goudelin, Brittany, but has been bailed while an investigation continues.
She was taken to a hospital in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, shortly after the shot, but succumbed shortly afterwards around midday.
No personal details about the woman, other than her name and age, have been given.
According to a source speaking to the Daily Mail: “The hunters were walking through a field of corn silage when the president of the hunt fired with his shoulder-mounted rifle, barrel pointing towards the back.
“The shot hit his partner, and the bullet caused a penetrating wound above her heart. She was rushed to hospital but died of her wounds.”
Mr Philippot is actually the Goudelin-Bringolo hunt president and told local news that he was “devastated” by what happened.
Mayor of Goudelin Laurent Le Faucheur said: “It's a terrible shock for us all. I knew the couple well. Jacqueline arrived from Britain about seven years ago, and was very happy in the village.
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“She had a horse, and they both shared other animals including dogs and cats.
“What happened is devastating.
“I was called quickly, I came right away, because of course, a hunting accident is a sensitive subject. A full investigation is under way.”
The pair had been together for seven years, and alcohol and drugs tests taken on the shooter had come back as negative.
An autopsy is set to take place later this year, with no date yet set for when Mr Philippot is going to appear in court after his arrest.
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