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Man dies in incident in barn where there were cows and calves

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Gloucestershire police said the death at a Churchdown farm is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious

A man has been found dead in a barn where there were cows and calves.

Gloucestershire police confirmed this afternoon that the man, who was in his 60s, had been found in a barn, at a farm in Churchdown, near Gloucester, where there were a number of cows and calves.

He had sustained serious injuries and while the police are treating his death as unexplained, they are not regarding it as suspicious.

They released a statement, which said:

At about 2.15pm on Saturday April 25 we were contacted by the ambulance service which was in attendance at a farm in Churchdown where a man had died. The man, who was in his sixties, had been found in a barn at the farm where there were a number of cows and calves.

He had sustained serious injuries. Officers attended and the Health and Safety Executive was informed.

The death is being treated as unexplained, not suspicious, at this time and a report has been prepared for the coroner.

The Health and Safety Executive, a UK government agency responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, is looking into the matter.

Its spokeswoman said: “HSE is aware of the incident and is making initial enquiries.”

Article by Robin Jenkins, Chief Cheltenham Reporter – GLoucestershire Live.