Verdict of unlawful killing recorded

The family of a Cornish farmer murdered ten years ago have made an emotional appeal to those shielding his killer to come forward.

71 year old Les Bate was found battered to death at his farmhouse near St Kew Highway in north Cornwall in April 2002.

Today a verdict of unlawful killing was recorded at an inquest in Truro.

The case remains unsolved.

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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.