Co Fermanagh farmer dies in accident with cattle

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A 71-year-old farmer from Co Fermanagh has died after he was apparently hurt by cattle.

He has been named locally as Robert Brown from Knockmanoul in Ballinmallard.

A PSNI spokesman said: “The body of a man in his seventies was found at a farm on Mullaghmeen Road, Enniskillen on the morning of Sunday 30th November.

“Police are examining the circumstances however at this time the death is not believed to be suspicious. Health and Safety Executive representatives have been informed and they are now the lead investigators.”

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland confirmed it was investigating.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this most difficult time,” she said.

UUP MLA for Fermamagh and South Tyrone, Tom Elliot, said that it was not confirmed how Mr Brown had died but that “it appeared he was hurt by animals”.

Mr Elliott said the farmer lived on his own and died at his farm.

“I knew him very well as a neighbour in the community,” he said.

“Robert was very likeable and well known character who attended lots of events in the area. He was one of those people who would not have had any enemies.”

It is understood Mr Brown owned both cattle and a bull.