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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Family appeal to find killer

The family of a Cornish farmer murdered ten years ago have asked those shielding his killer to come forward. It came after a verdict of unlawful killing was recorded at the inquest into the death of 71 year- old Les Bate.

He was found battered to death at his farmhouse in north Cornwall in April 2002. The case remains unsolved. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

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