09 June 1999
Farm bull gores man to death

AN AGRITATED bull gored a water worker to death before rolling his body up and down a field, Lanark Sheriff Court was told.

Roadworker Weston Todd told how he saw the bull, which was foaming at the mouth and bellowing loudly, deliver a series of blows to Wilson Cowan, 58.

He said he chased the bull away with a road rake but the court heard the animal returned and continued goring Mr Cowan.

Mr Todd was giving evidence on the first day of the trial of farmers William and Margaret Adamson.

The pair have denied failing to ensure an Ayrshire bull kept on their property was securely fenced.

  • The Herald 09/06/99 page 10