Aberdeenshire farmer killed in bull handling incident

An experienced farmer has died after being struck by a bull in a field in Aberdeenshire.

The 61-year-old man was working at a farm in Memsie, Fraserburgh, when the incident happened on 19 August.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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Officers from Police Scotland are working alongside the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the accident, which is not being treated as suspicious.

Det Sgt Gavin Fleming, of Ellon CID, said: “Police and emergency services were called to a farm near Fraserburgh at around 10.30am on Wednesday, 19 August, 2020, following a report of a man being serious injured by an accident involving livestock.

“A 61-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. Enquiries are currently ongoing in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive.”