Farmer, 58, killed in 'incident with bull' while tending his cattle

Maldwyn Harries’ daughter Nia shared a tribute to her father on Facebook. (Wales News)
Maldwyn Harries’ daughter Nia shared a tribute to her father on Facebook. (Wales News)

A farmer has been killed in a suspected incident with a bull while tending his cattle at his farm in south-east Wales.

Maldwyn Harries, 58, was found dead at his family farm in Penybanc, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, on Friday morning.

Harries, who ran a countryside cattle business, was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency services arrived after being called by his family.

The incident is being investigated for the coroner to hold an inquest.

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Police car and tape cordon
Police arrived when the victim had already died. (Getty)

Harries was well known in the farming community.

His daughter Nia posted a picture on Facebook of her and her father together when she was a child captioned with a heartbroken and crying emoji.

Gym manager Nia and her mother Gillian, 55, were being comforted by other family and friends.

Well-wishers gave their condolences on her Facebook profile, calling Maldwyn a "true gent".

A person wrote: "Your father was a very kind man and always had a laugh and a chat"

Another said: "So sorry for your loss. Mal was one of the originals and one of the best. "

Edward Thomas, a town councillor and Carmarthenshire county councillor for the Llandeilo ward, said: “It’s very, very sad news and my thoughts are with the family.

"All the people in the Llandeilo area are very saddened by the news and will be very supportive of the family.”

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Llandeilo town councillor Christoph Fischer said everyone in the area had been shocked and saddened by the sudden death.

“I was very shocked to learn about this heart-breaking tragedy,” he added.

“The Harries family is at the heart of the Llandeilo and Penybanc community and we’re all saddened that Maldwyn lost his life. He will be greatly missed.”

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Officers attended a farm in the Penybanc area of Llandeilo on Friday morning, September 23, 2022, following a report that a man had been injured.

“Sadly, a 58-year-old man passed away at the scene.”

HM Coroner for Carmarthenshire and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed of the death.

An inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death has not yet been opened.