More information has been released about a man found dead in a field surrounded by cows in South Gloucestershire.

Police have released a statement after the man is suspected of having been trampled by the cattle.

Officers say that the man was in his 80s and was from the local area.

His body was found in a field in Marshfield by a passing dog walker last Tuesday evening (August 10).

Both Avon and Somerset Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “The police and ambulance services responded after a dog walker found the body of a man in a field in Marshfield, South Gloucestershire.

“Police were alerted by the ambulance service at 5.50pm on Tuesday 10 August.

“The deceased was a local man in his 80s. His next of kin are aware.

“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was informed and enquiries are underway to establish what has happened on behalf of the coroner's office.

“If you have any information which could help please call 101 and give the reference 5221183256.”

It is one of four deaths on farms across the country in the past two weeks and the HSE suspects the man to have been a victim of cow trampling.