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Tyrone farmer Nigel Murray dies after attack by bull

Published 25/04/2016

Police shot the animal after the incident.
Police shot the animal after the incident.

A farmer has died after he was gored by a bull in Co Tyrone.

The incident happened in the Aughnacloy area on Saturday.

He has been named as Nigel Murray. His funeral is to take place on Tuesday.

A PSNI spokesman added: "A man has died following an incident involving a bull in a field.

“Police attended and after consultation with the vet and members of the family police shot the bull as it posed a risk.

“The office of the Police Ombudsman has been informed of the incident.”

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is investigating.

A spokesperson added: “HSENI can confirm it is investigating the death of a farmer in an incident involving a bull on Saturday 23 April at a farm in the Aughnacloy area, Co Tyrone. Our thoughts are with the family involved at this most difficult time.”

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