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And now the news for the East Midlands. I'm Dominic Heale. Good
evening. A farmer's been cleared of manslaughter following the death of
a walker who was attacked by cattle. Paul Waterfall had been accused of
manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of 63`year`old Roger
Freeman from Leicestershire. The Ramblers' Association says the case
highlights the dangers to walkers from cattle near footpaths.
Do you have anything to stay? No, thank you. You must be relieved.
Yes. In November 2010 in Nottinghamshire, Glenys and Roger
Freeman had been Waterfall's feels when he was
attacked by a bull. Mr Freeman was killed. The prosecution said the
farmer knew his bull was dangerous because of two other attacks. Trial
evidence revealed uncertainty if the bull was involved in any of the
attacks. The jury found Mr Waterfall not guilty. We love and miss Roger
so much. He has left a big hole in our lives that no one else can
fail. A kind, considerate and heart`warming man. Roger was a
perfect gentleman. If there was one person to be relied upon, it was
him. The prosecution case has been hit. We understand the complexity
and the unusual nature of the case and respect the jury's position.
From the Freeman 's point of view, they wanted investigated properly.
The length of time that it has taken has been upsetting for everybody.
The Ramblers Association says the case highlights dangers to walkers
from all cattle. The general message should be about vigilance. Before
you enter fields, watch out for what is going on and think what the
consequences might be if anything appears to be going wrong. 99
at ways to tackle the problem. The authority could decide to make it
illegal and impose fines. It is not a smooth journey home for
this child, as her mother struggles to get past cars and bins. On many
of Leicester's streets, it's a similar story, with too many cars
blocking the way. It's so difficult. Even wheelchairs,
pushchairs. Sometimes you have to go into the road to get across. My
mother is in a wheelchair so I have to take you right into the road and
you have to be very careful. The cars
government on obesity. They get regular consultations, it is calorie
controlled, fitness `based and then there is the cash. How does this
work? When you lose 5% of your