Les Bate Inquest

The inquest into the death of Les Bate, the Cornish farmer brutally battered to death ten years ago, begins in Truro today.

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Les Bate inquest begins today

The inquest begins in Truro today into the brutal death of a Cornish farmer ten years ago.

Les Bate was found with head injuries and broken ribs at his farmhouse near St Kew Highway, North Cornwall, on April 14, 2002.

No-one has ever been charged with the 71-year-old's death.

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