Farmer '˜trampled by livestock' in Groombridge

Police have sadly confirmed the death of a farmer who they believe may have been trampled by livestock in Groombridge.

The farm in Groombridge
The farm in Groombridge

A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed officers were called at 10.30pm last night (Friday, August 10) to a farm in Groombridge, north of Crowborough.

Concerns had been raised for a farmer, who had not returned home after feeding his livestock, police said.

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The man was located and sadly pronounced dead at the scene, confirmed police.

A police spokesman said: “We are not treating the death as suspicious.

“We believe he may have been trampled by livestock.”

The coroner has been informed.

Police left the scene at 9.30am this morning.