Tributes to man killed in farm machinery accident

A close-knit farming community in West Yorkshire is mourning the loss of a man who was killed in a farm accident.

The man, named locally as Charlie Lovell, died after becoming trapped in farm machinery.

Emergency services were called to a smallholding at Back Lane, in Thornton, Bradford, at about 8.45pm on Sunday (18 February).

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Mr Lovell, who is understood to have been married with two children, suffered serious injuries in the accident and died at the scene.

Tributes have poured in to the 60-year-old, who locals described as a “nice bloke” who had a ”heart of gold”.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “The man’s death is not believed to be suspicious and enquiries are continuing with the Health and Safety Executive.”

Police were working at the scene of the accident on Monday (19 February) to try to establish what happened.

A HSE spokesman said: “HSE is aware of the incident and an inspector is at the scene assisting police who are leading the investigation.”

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