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Roger Freeman bull death: Farmer denies manslaughter

Glenis and Roger Freeman
Image caption Roger Freeman was walking with his wife Glenis, when he was attacked by the bull

A farmer has denied a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of a walker who was killed by a bull.

Roger Freeman, 63, died while walking with his wife Glenis, 70, through Underhill Farm near Loughborough on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border.

Paul Waterfall, 39, of Stanford-on-Soar, pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter by gross negligence.

He will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court for trial on 7 April.

Mr Freeman, from Glen Parva, Leicestershire, a father-of-two, suffered multiple injuries during the attack.

Mrs Freeman was seriously injured and spent three weeks in hospital.

The bull was destroyed.

Mr Waterfall was charged following an investigation by Nottinghamshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive.

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