A ‘loving and cheeky’ schoolboy was crushed to death by a vehicle while helping on his family farm, an inquest heard today. Tomos-Rhys Bunford, nine, was in a field when he became trapped by the heavy agricultural vehicle. His panic-stricken parents called emergency services but Tomos-Rhys died of his injuries at the scene. Hundreds of tributes were paid to the farmer’s son who was known for his ‘absolute cheekiness, massive personality and loving heart’. Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the tragedy at Ferndale, Rhondda, South Wales. Tomos-Rhys Bunford, nine, was in a field when he became trapped by the heavy agricultural vehicle and a joint investigation is underway by police and the health and safety watchdog A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: ‘We can confirm the death of a nine year-old boy following an incident involving a vehicle on farmland in Ferndale. ‘A joint investigation between South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive is underway. ‘The boy’s family are currently being supported by specially trained officers.’ Thomas-Rhys was a talented young rugby player with Pontypridd RFC’s Under-10s where his team mates were in tears. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Teenager, 19, is charged… Read full this story
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