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Shot record boss critically ill
Jill Sinclair
Ms Sinclair has been unconscious since Sunday evening
The owner of a record label who was accidentally shot with an air rifle by her son is critically ill in hospital.

Jill Sinclair, who owns ZTT Records with husband Trevor Horn, was hit in the neck while in her garden at home near Henley, Oxfordshire, on Sunday.

Ms Sinclair, 54, was unconscious in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Reading on Tuesday.

The pellet from her 22-year-old son's rifle hit an artery, leaving her in a critical, but stable, condition.

A company spokesman said: "It was a complete accident. It was a real freak occurrence that her son was shooting at some targets in the garden and wasn't aware that she was close by.

"Purely accidentally she took a pellet in the neck. She is under deep sedation and in an induced coma."

Successful label

The company spokesman said it was too early to tell at this stage whether Ms Sinclair would suffer brain damage from the injury.

The couple have four children, three girls and a boy, and the youngest is aged 11.

ZTT Records enjoyed considerable success with bands such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Art of Noise.

In the 1990s ZTT became a successful dance label boasting names like Seal and Adamski.

Ms Sinclair, a former maths teacher, married her record producer husband 26 years ago.

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