A verdict of “Accidental death” as a result of being gored by a bull was recorded by the East Northants Coroner (Capt. J. S. Parker) at an inquest on Monday evening on John Ingram, a 70-year-old farmer, of Easton Low Farm, Easton Maudit.
Dr. Cyril Stokes Carter said deceased had extensive injuries, including fractured ribs and laceration of the left groin. The injuries were consistent with having been gored by a bull and death was probably due to heart failure following shock.
Evidence of identification was given by Robert Archibald Hunter Ingram (son), of 6 Easton Maudit, who said he saw his father giving fodder to young cattle. Later an employee told him that his father was in trouble with a bull, and found his father lying face downwards near a tree with the bull a short distance away. The animal was then quiet, and witness led it away. The bull had been on the farm for about 11 months and had always been docile. The cows in the field had probably excited it.
Alessio Presenza, a 24-year-old Italian prisoner of war, said he was away from Mr. Ingram for about 20 minutes and when he got back he found him lying on the ground with the bull nearby. He called out, but his employer did not answer.
Mr. Ingram, senior, leaves a widow and two sons, Mr. Robert A H Ingram, of 6 Easton Maudit, and Mr. John Henry Ingram, a shoeworker at an Earls Barton factory.
The funeral took place at Earls Barton on Wednesday. The arrangements were in the hands of Mr. W. H. Cave, Bozeat.