MP Raises Case of Local Man Killed by Bull

South Leicestershire MP Andrew Robathan has met with Agriculture Minister Richard Benyon to discuss the case of his constituent, Roger Freeman, who was killed by a bull on a public footpath in November 2010.

He first raised the case in October last year and  requested that the Minister should look into whether the breed of cattle, Brown Swiss bulls, could be added to the list of those banned from being kept in fields through which public footpaths run.

Mr Robathan said ‘This was a dreadful case where Mr & Mrs Freeman were attacked by a herd of Swiss Brown cattle while walking on a public footpath near Loughborough and tragically Mr Freeman died of his injuries.

I believe that there is a very strong case for these cattle to be added to those which cannot be kept in fields with public access and I am pleased that my colleague is now looking into this.’