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Farmer killed in horrifying run-in with bull as community ‘shocked and saddened’

A farmer has been killed in a horrifying incident with a bull on a UK farm.

The man has been named locally as Maldwyn Harries, 58, with the farmer well known in the Llandeilo area of Wales and within the local farming community.

The fatal incident happened on a farm in the Penybanc area to the west of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, with police swarming the scene on Friday morning.

The man died at the farm, police have since confirmed.

Officers have not added any further details surrounding the death, but it is understood that the incident involved a bull on the farm, WalesOnline reports.

Since his death, tributes have been pouring in for the popular farmer.

Llandeilo town councillor Christoph Fischer said everyone in the area had been shocked and saddened by the sudden death.

“I was very shocked to learn about this heart-breaking tragedy,” he said.

“The Harries family is at the heart of the Llandeilo and Penybanc community and we’re all saddened that Maldwyn lost his life. He will be greatly missed.”

Edward Thomas, a town councillor and also a Carmarthenshire county councillor for the Llandeilo ward, added: “It’s very, very sad news and my thoughts are with the family.

“All the people in the Llandeilo area are very saddened by the news and will be very supportive of the family.”

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police, meanwhile, said: “Officers attended a farm in the Penybanc area of Llandeilo on Friday morning, September 23, 2022, following a report that a man had been injured. Sadly, a 58-year-old man passed away at the scene.”

HM Coroner for Carmarthenshire and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed of the death.

An inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death has not yet been opened.