Farmers cleared of health and safety charges

Mike Edwards was killed in a freak accident in 2010

Two men have walked free from court today after being cleared of charges in relation to a freak accident which led to the death of a member of pop group ELO.

Mike Edwards was driving on the A381 near Totnes between Harbetonford and Halwell in September 2010 when his van was hit by a 50 stone bale of hay.

Today two farmers were cleared of health and safety charges in connection with the tragedy.

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ELO's Death: Men freed

Two men have been acquitted of health and safety charges after the death of an ELO band member, who was crushed to death in his car by a bale of hay.