Suffolk director guilty over working practices in worker death case

Animal suffering trial continues in Lowestoft

Animal suffering trial continues in Lowestoft - Credit: PA NEWS

An animal feed director who was alleged to have tried to cover up poor working practices following the death of a worker has been found guilty.

Norwich Crown Court has heard that Neville Bloss, a driver for Protein Feeds, based at Darsham, Suffolk, died after he was hit by a JCB driven by director Adrian Herrmann.

Herrmann, 56, of Old Station Road, Halesworth, has been on trial after he denied perverting the course of justice, as it is alleged he tried to cover up poor working practices by providing false documents following the incident on December 19, 2011.

But the jury yesterday returned a guilty verdict after almost six hours of deliberations.

The case was adjourned for sentencing, although no date was given.

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As previously reported the company had also denied breaching health and safety regulations but during the trial on Thursday, the company changed its plea to guilty.

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