Inquest to be opened after man “crushed by cows”

A TEACHER died at a farm in Fordham on Saturday after apparently being trampled by cattle.

A TEACHER died at a farm in Fordham on Saturday after apparently being trampled by cattle.

An inquest into the death of 47-year-old Philip Whiting, who was an instructor at Cambridge Regional College, is due to be opened by the deputy assistant coroner for north and East Cambridgeshire in Wisbech on Thursday.

Mr Whiting, of Heath Farm Road, Red Lodge, died from multiple injuries following an incident at Leechmere Farm, off Mildenhall Road in the village.

A police spokesman said the death had been classified as an “industrial accident” and details had been passed to the Health and Safety Executive.


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The spokesman said it appeared that Mr Whiting had been trampled by cattle.

Emergency services, including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, were called to the farm at approximately 4.15pm but were unable to save Mr Whiting.

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Alan Ward, Head of the Engineering Academy at Cambridge Regional College, said: “We are deeply shocked to hear of Philip’s death and our thoughts and sympathies are with his family.

“Philip had worked at the College for two and a half years and was an instructor in the Motor Vehicle department. He was popular and hard-working and a great member of the team. He will be very much missed.”

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