Death of BBC star killed by cow is being probed by sheriff as family left ‘devastated’



Derek Roan, 71, starred on BBC Two show This Farming Life, which follows the struggles and triumphs of very different farming families in beautiful and remote landscapes. The farmer died in hospital following the tragic accident which took place in June as an inquiry into his death is due to begin.

The accident happened last year and involved livestock at his family farm near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway.

Emergency services were called to the farm on June 19 and Derek was quickly rushed from Barnbarroch Farm to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, but nothing could be done to save the grandad-of-six.

Derek’s family paid tribute to the late family at the time, as they released an official statement via their farm firm, Roan’s Dairy.

They said: “We are totally devastated and still in shock at what has happened and it will take some time for us to come to terms of not having him around.

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A statement from Police Scotland issued at the time of Derek’s death said: “On Monday, 20 June 2022, we were made aware of the death of a 71-year-old man in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Derek, who appeared in the BBC documentary about farming, was chairman of Colvend and Southwick Community Council.

Vice-chairman Simon Pain said at the time his friend had died from a “stock-related injury” and said the farmer was “well liked and well respected in our community”, describing him as a “leading light”. – ChatGPT autoblogging and content curation plugin for WordPress