Lesley-Anne McKeown, Press Association
Northern Ireland news
AN ELDERLY cattle farmer was killed when his Aga cooker caught fire, a coroner's court has heard. Clothing or soft furnishings may have been placed on top of the oil-fired stove in George Mathers' farmhouse kitchen in rural Co Down. An inquest was told the 82-year-old widower lived alone at Ballynafern Road outside Banbridge.

 

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