South West Wales

Farmer killed by bull in Carmarthenshire during TB testing

A dairy farmer has been killed by a bull as he tested cattle for TB on his farm in Carmarthenshire.

David Stephens, 55, died while checking his herd in Llandyfaelog, near Kidwelly.

A vet, who was with him, raised the alarm and Mr Stephens was airlifted to Morriston Hospital but he died from chest injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating alongside Dyfed-Powys Police.

Mr Stephens, who died on Tuesday, supplied milk to Dairy Crest and lived with his wife Ann and their three children aged between 23 and 30.

Fellow farmer Gareth Davies said: "He was killed by a bull during TB testing on a farm. He will be sadly missed, and my sympathy goes to his family .

"I have many bulls on my farm, you should beware of them they always think it's their territory and they are the boss."

A police spokeswoman said: "He was airlifted to Morriston Hospital where he later died of his injuries.

"Swansea coroner has been informed."

A spokesman for the Swansea coroner said they were awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination ahead of opening an inquest next week.

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