Man killed in tractor incident

A 52-year-old man was killed in north Northumberland yesterday after he was crushed by a tractor.

A police spokesman said: “At 2.58pm yesterday, police received a report from the ambulance service that a 52-year-old man had been crushed by a tractor in Wooler, near Thrunton Woods.

“Police and paramedics attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has been informed and a report submitted to the coroner.”