Farm owner kicked by bull at coun­try show

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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