Lincolnshire

Wragby farm man fatally trampled by cow, inquest hears

A man has died after being trampled by a cow on a Lincolnshire farm, officials have confirmed.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident, which happened at a farm in Wragby, on Easter Sunday.

John Turner, a 60-year-old stockman, was seriously injured by the cow and died a week later in Hull Royal Infirmary.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

This latest incident follows a number of cases where people have been seriously injured, or killed by cattle.

Last November, a Sheffield woman suffered a broken collarbone, arms and ribs when she was trampled by cows whilst taking part in a treasure hunt, in North Scarle, Lincolnshire.

While in a recent case in Nottinghamshire, a farmer was cleared of manslaughter after his bull was alleged to have attacked a walker.

However, evidence during the trial suggested a cow with horns could have been responsible.

Mr Turner's funeral will be held later this month.

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