Man trapped in Beaminster farm slurry pit dies

Westcombe Farm on Google Image copyright Google
Image caption Emergency crews were called to Westcombe Farm in Hooke

A man has died after the vehicle he was in became trapped in a slurry pit on a farm in Dorset.

The farm vehicle entered the pit at Westcombe Farm in Hooke near Beaminster shortly after 08:00 BST.

Dorset Fire and Rescue sent technical rescue specialists to the farm but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

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