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Firefighter in court for farmer's cow stampede death

Julian Lawford
Julian Lawford was released on bail following the court hearing

A firefighter charged with the manslaughter of a farmer who was trampled to death by cows has had his case adjourned until 2 July.

Julian Lawford, 49, from Glastonbury, Somerset, appeared at Exeter Crown Court in connection with the death of 75-year-old Harold Lee. He is on bail.

It is alleged the siren from his fire engine may have frightened the cows.

Mr Lee died while he was herding on 11 August 2009 near his farm at Burtle, near Bridgwater.

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