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Farm death investigation continues

PUBLISHED: 13:12 10 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing today in to the death of a Suffolk farmer who was killed by a bull on his farm.

The family man, who is believed to be in his late thirties and has three young daughters, was preparing a herd of cows for milking when the incident happened at Manor Farm, Peasenhall.

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing today in to the death of a Suffolk farmer who was killed by a bull on his farm.

The family man, who is believed to be in his late thirties and has three young daughters, was preparing a herd of cows for milking when the incident happened at Manor Farm, Peasenhall.

Although his grieving family asked for his name not to be released, they spoke of the love they had for him.

"We are all distraught. He was a lovely man and we will all miss him greatly," said a close family member.

It is believed the farmer, who was working alone at the time of the incident on Thursday, became trapped between the bull and a concrete post.

His body was discovered by his twin brother who was working nearby.

An ambulance was called to the incident but the farmer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive was called in as a matter of course and the police attended.

A police spokesman said: "We only attended as back up for the Health and Safety Executive and the matter is solely in their hands now."

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust confirmed one of its rapid response vehicles based in Saxmundham had been first on the scene, arriving nine minutes after receiving the 999 call. An ambulance also arrived at the farm a few minutes later.

A spokeswoman for the HSE, said: "The bull was destroyed on Friday, the day after the death. Our investigations are still going on in to the incident and no further information will be available until that investigation is complete," she added.

The Lowestoft coroner has been informed.

n The death comes less than three years after an 86-year-old farmer was attacked and killed by a bull at Hall Farm, Fornham All Saints, near Bury St Edmunds.


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