Bull attack victim 'suffered multiple injuries'

image captionThe couple were avid walkers, said their family

A man killed by a bull while walking in Nottinghamshire died of multiple injuries, a post-mortem examination has found.

Roger Freeman, 63, of Glen Parva in Leicestershire, was attacked by the animal on a public footpath at Stanford on Soar on Friday.

His 67-year-old wife Glenis was seriously injured and remains in a critical but stable condition.

An inquest into Mr Freeman's death is due to open on Thursday morning.

The "avid walkers" were attacked as they passed through the livestock field on their way to Loughborough, where they planned to spend the night in a hotel.

Injured Mrs Freeman managed to escape and flag down a passing motorist who called the emergency services. The bull was later destroyed.

The couple's family said they were "devastated" and have welcomed a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the incident.

The bull's owner, Paul Waterfall, of Underhill Farm, said the attack had left him and his family "deeply upset".

He kept 61 heifers and a bull in the field close to the Leicestershire border.

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