26 Sep 2012

NZ woman killed by falling branch named

8:18 am on 26 September 2012

Police have released the name of a New Zealand woman killed by a falling branch while walking through the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.

She was is Erena Louise Wilson, 31, formerly of Auckland.

The accident happened during wet and windy weather on Sunday afternoon.

A post-mortem was carried out on Tuesday.

Police say an inquest has been opened into Ms Wilson's death, but has been adjourned.

The inquest will be reconvened when an investigation has been completed by the Health and Safety Executive.