Fireman denies killing trampled farmer

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A firefighter today denied 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.

Mr Lee died while he was herding on August 11 2009 near his farm at Burtle, near Bridgwater.

Lawford today denied one count of manslaughter and the case was adjourned to a date to be fixed for trial. Lawford was further remanded on bail.