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Steve Farrell  says:

Farmer cleared over trail rider’s death on his land

A farmer who chased trail riders in a Land Rover which crushed one of them to death has been cleared of manslaughter. Timothy Wolfe, 63, pursued five riders who had accidentally strayed from green lanes onto his property in October 2010. As the group, on road-legal KTM’s, turned on to a narrow track to escape, the car collided with the...

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colinS2R

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colinS2R says:

what the f**k, a guy died here, seems crazy this

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danny201281

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danny201281 says:

So its ok for farmers to chase bikers. But not for police to chase bike thives? What's up with that

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steady2wheels

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?!

It took them less than 2 hours? Wow people have been charged with manslaughter, slung in prison for such less obvious reasons, this is seriously rediculous, since when is a man's life worth so little, this is disgusting, if a motorcyclist was chasing a pedestrian then ran him over killing him... I hope the murdering tool has his dreams haunted for the rest of his days

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

OK I get that it's not manslaughter. Bringing a charge of manslaughter was stupid, otherwise every case of causing death by dangerous driving would also be manslaughter. It should have been a case of causing death by dangerous driving. There's no doubt in my mind that chasing somebody in a motor vehicle in this way is dangerous driving, no matter what the motivation. In my opinion it's the CPS that let down Greeves, not the court.

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oceaa

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oceaa says:

Manslaughter;
The crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder.

So it was manslaughter and as it was on private land the dangerous driving statute doesnt apply. There is no accounting for a jury verdict so the only thing his family can do is take a civil action for damages. That at least will help the family financially and ensure some measure of payment by the perpetrator of this violent death.

The farmer who had made the decision to pursue the guys on their bikes has acted appallingly and obviously without thought for the potential consequences. The only recourse is civil as the CPS have proceeded correctly on manslaughter and the jury court decision is final on that, unless new evidence can be brought forward to justify a retrial.

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billysollocks

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Is this the same group of riders who were so lost, they had to spend a fair bit of time racing up and down the same field?  Was this the same farmer who went to get a tractor to pull the car off the guy, who sadly expired while waiting for him to return? As much as I sympathise with the family of Mr. Greaves, it seems as if the full facts aren't perhaps being reported.

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nigel100

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nigel100 says:

hey you are on private property without the owners permission, nothing can make that offence correct , if it had been my land i would have shot the lot of them.

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noshow

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noshow says:

It's obvious the riders in the area do not respect for the land owner . If you want to ride on someones property you do the respectfull thing and ask if he says no you leave. I am guilty of this in the past and have earnt dirt bikers a bad name . If you are not doing anything wrong why ride away ? I'm sure the bikers were enjoying the the chase it is just unfortunate that he died .The farmer had no intent of killing a man that day just to remove bikers who damage his property and stock . Now he has to live with his actions

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noshow

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noshow says:

It's obvious the riders in the area do not respect for the land owner . If you want to ride on someones property you do the respectfull thing and ask if he says no you leave. I am guilty of this in the past and have earnt dirt bikers a bad name . If you are not doing anything wrong why ride away ? I'm sure the bikers were enjoying the the chase it is just unfortunate that he died .The farmer had no intent of killing a man that day just to remove bikers who damage his property and stock . Now he has to live with his actions

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

It is sad that he died but I find it hard to believe that they 'stumbled' on to his land.

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