Cusgarne farmer Kelvin Bailey killed in road collision

A farmer who was moving his cattle between fields died when he was struck by a car in Cornwall.

Kelvin Bailey, 67, was killed between United Downs and Frogpool near St Day, at about 11:30 BST on Saturday.

Mr Bailey, described as a "gentle giant" and a "true gentleman", lived at Cusgarne Manor, where he ran the farm with his brother.

His family said he would be "greatly missed by his wife, relations and many, many friends".

'Deeply shocked'

Tim Stumbles, landlord of the Cornish Arms pub in Frogpool, said: "He was always really nice and polite, a lovely bloke.

"He would do anything for you, everyone who knew him is deeply shocked."

Neighbouring farmer Greg Pascoe said he had never heard a bad word spoken about Mr Bailey.

"He was a good guy, with a ready smile and a chuckle," he said.

He remembered Mr Bailey for his "immense strength" and his gentle manner.

"He had wrists twice the size of mine," he said.

"But I never heard a cross word from him, even when our cattle got into his field.

"For me it's a little bit of your childhood gone."

The collision is being investigated by Devon and Cornwall Police.

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