Farm owner kicked by bull at country show
A FARMER was airlifted to hospital after being kicked by his own bullock at an agricultural show.
The livestock owner had entered the cattle pen on Saturday at the Deeping Agricultural Show and Country Fair to prepare the animals for a parade when the young bull kicked out, hitting him in the face.
Medics say the man suffered injuries to a cheekbone.
The victim, Colin Stacey from Newark, was taken by air ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
His condition is described as stable and improving.
Chairman of the committee Ian Allen said: “It was a freak accident. We have had cattle at the show for 65 years but nothing like this has ever happened. The bullock was in the pen with him and its head would have been tied to the rail, so there would be no danger to the public. The committee deeply regret the incident and its thoughts are with the stockman involved and his family. We would also like to thank the Red Cross and showground staff and the quick response from East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.”
A spokeswoman from the Health and Safety Executive said they would investigate if there was a complaint.