07/05/2014 East Midlands Today


07/05/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands. I'm Dominic Heale. Good

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evening. A farmer's been cleared of manslaughter following the death of

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a walker who was attacked by cattle. Paul Waterfall had been accused of

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manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of 63`year`old Roger

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Freeman from Leicestershire. The Ramblers' Association says the case

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highlights the dangers to walkers from cattle near footpaths.

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Do you have anything to stay? No, thank you. You must be relieved.

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Yes. In November 2010 in Nottinghamshire, Glenys and Roger

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Freeman had been Waterfall's feels when he was

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attacked by a bull. Mr Freeman was killed. The prosecution said the

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farmer knew his bull was dangerous because of two other attacks. Trial

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evidence revealed uncertainty if the bull was involved in any of the

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attacks. The jury found Mr Waterfall not guilty. We love and miss Roger

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so much. He has left a big hole in our lives that no one else can

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fail. A kind, considerate and heart`warming man. Roger was a

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perfect gentleman. If there was one person to be relied upon, it was

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him. The prosecution case has been hit. We understand the complexity

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and the unusual nature of the case and respect the jury's position.

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From the Freeman 's point of view, they wanted investigated properly.

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The length of time that it has taken has been upsetting for everybody.

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The Ramblers Association says the case highlights dangers to walkers

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from all cattle. The general message should be about vigilance. Before

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you enter fields, watch out for what is going on and think what the

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consequences might be if anything appears to be going wrong. 99

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at ways to tackle the problem. The authority could decide to make it

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illegal and impose fines. It is not a smooth journey home for

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this child, as her mother struggles to get past cars and bins. On many

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of Leicester's streets, it's a similar story, with too many cars

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blocking the way. It's so difficult. Even wheelchairs,

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pushchairs. Sometimes you have to go into the road to get across. My

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mother is in a wheelchair so I have to take you right into the road and

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you have to be very careful. The cars

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government on obesity. They get regular consultations, it is calorie

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controlled, fitness `based and then there is the cash. How does this

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work? When you lose 5% of your

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