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Man dies after being hit by his own tractor

A tractor driver has died after suffering serious head injuries when his vehicle rolled forwards, police have said.

David Milner, 64, was pronounced dead in hospital after being found injured in Cotham, near Newark, Nottinghamshire, yesterday.

A police spokesman said:

Police believe that Mr Milner got out of the tractor and, somehow, the vehicle rolled forward on to him, causing serious head injuries.

He was found by a passing motorist at around 6pm and was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre, where he later died.