Vera Barette (70) was described as being ‘shocked’ after the windscreen of the couple’s silver Vauxhall Astra was cracked by the balloon at the bottom of Trinity Hill just before 5 pm.She died later the same day in what is regarded as a tragic coincidence.The States police launched an investigation into the the circumstances surrounding the death, but said today that they had discounted any link with the afternoon’s events.Following the receipt of medical reports based on a post mortem carried out on Tuesday, it was concluded that Mrs Barette, who was described as having heart problems, died of natural causes.
There will be no inquest into her death.Two boys, aged 15 and 16, who were alleged to have been having a water fight on Trinity Hill, were spoken to by an officer at the scene.
A States police spokeswoman said that immediately after the incident one of the boys’ fathers agreed to take responsibility for the broken windscreen and exchanged details.She added that Mr Barette (76) and his wife left the scene not wanting to take the matter further.However, after Mrs Barette’s death the boys were called back to the station and interviewed under caution.
They were described as being ‘very upset’.
A file will be sent to the Attorney General to consider whether any charges should be brought against them.The police would still like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident at the junction of Trinity Hill and Old Trinity Hill.
The number to ring is 612612.