I'm totally amazed (and appalled) that both the police and the CPS have decided this is in the public interest. I don't believe its been discussed here before, so here goes... A 75 year old Somerset farmer, Harold Lee, was tragically caught up in a freak stampede of 100 cows whilst he was herding them for milking. He sustained head injuries and later died in hospital. His family, who were there at the time, believe the siren from a passing fire engine responding to a 999 call startled the herd which caused them to stampede. The police have since arrested and charged the driver of the fire engine, 49 year old Julian Lawford, with manslaughter. He appeared at Taunton Dean Magistrates in March, who passed it up to Exeter Crown Court where he appeared today, and the case was adjourned till July. Some links: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/8586940.stm http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/regionalnews/Firefighter-charged-manslaughter/article-1889951-detail/article.html I am lost for words.