Salisbury kickboxer Saeideh Aletaha died as a result of a "tragic accident" during a cage fight which nobody could have predicted, a coroner today ruled.

Hampshire senior coroner Christopher Wilkinson described the devastating brain bleed suffered by 26-year-old Ms Aletaha as "entirely unexpected and very unusual".

Mr Wilkinson also raised concerns over how many paramedics should be deployed to amateur boxing events as he gave his ruling at Winchester Crown Court.

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Giving a conclusion of accidental death, Mr Wilkinson said: "While many will have felt they could have done more, I'm not sure anything much more could have been done to have helped her.

"Taking everything into account and the severity of the injuries sustained by one or more of the punches, she died as a result of these injuries.

"She and her opponent entered into this event willingly, understanding the injury risks of contact sport. They knew they would be subjected to physical battery and that was something they willingly wanted to engage in.

"It's inherent that knockout blows are a part of this sport and there's risks associated with it.

"She was tired, dropping her guard, and failed to anticipate a punch landing in a way that caused significant injury.

"It was not in any way intended and sadly it was entirely unexpected and very unusual.

"This was a tragic accident. There was a risk but not one that anyone could have foreseen and taken measures to prevent."

Mr Wilkinson said paramedics could not have helped Ms Aletaha - but was critical that she was left alone.

He also raised concerns over whether two paramedics is enough for a boxing event, as those who treated Ms Aletaha had to leave her to return to ringside.

He said: "It is regrettable in my view that she was not watched under observation for longer.

"By my estimation, she was left by herself for five minutes before going to get changed.

"I have questioned whether two paramedics is enough [at boxing events] and I still question it.

"It is a matter to be questioned going forward.

"It is conceivable that two or more injuries are sustained throughout the course of an evening.

"It's something that warrants consideration."

Mr Wilkinson ruled that organisers were "experienced", did everything they could to put on a fair and safe show, and "strived to set the benchmark".

He said Ms Aletaha's opponent, 34-year-old personal trainer Janie Morgan, was "broader and more muscular", but said it was an even match-up and Ms Aletaha was in fact slightly heavier.

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He said: "On balance, it is my view that the bout was evenly matched, it met the requirements of the weight category.

"If anything, on paper Saeideh, had a slight advantage given her experience."

He paid tribute to the tragic kickboxer and passed on his condolences to her family.

Mr Wilkinson said: "She bore the characteristics of a determined and focused young lady who applied herself in everything that she did.

"She was one who was fiercely proud of her achievements and herself. She was an individual who didn't want to let anyone down.

"She was determined to do the best she could and prove as a 'Muslim lady' she could do anything and went on to do a significant amount.

"In my view, she was a credit to her family and all the people she helped.

"She was a gentle person and described as a 'little warrior'. There was an innate, kind nature to her soul."

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