Firefighter pleads not guilty to cow stampede death

A firefighter has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of a farmer who was trampled to death by cows.

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

It is alleged the siren from his fire engine may have frightened the cows while he was herding in August 2009 at his farm at Burtle, near Bridgwater.

A date is yet to be fixed for the trial and Mr Lawford remains on bail.

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