East Hampshire farmer cleared of killing biker

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A FARMER has been cleared of killing a motorcyclist in a collision with his Land Rover on his land.

Timothy Wolfe, 63, showed no emotion as the jury at Winchester Crown Court found him not guilty of the manslaughter of Gary Greaves on his farm in October 2010.

During the six-week trial, the court heard how Mr Wolfe chased after a group of five riders who had crossed his field on Sunwood Farm, Ditcham, near Petersfield.

The father-of-two spotted the group in his Discovery vehicle as he was leaving to watch Portsmouth play at home on October 30 and set off across the field.

But he collided with one of the bikes on a slippery lane, leading to the death of father-of-one Gary Greaves, of Arundel, West Sussex, who was trapped under Wolfe’s vehicle as it toppled over.

Mr Wolfe, who said he had had 10 years of trouble from bikers, said it was not his intention to harm any of the motorcyclists and he wanted to tell them off for being on his land without permission.

The motorcyclists had become lost and had gone across Mr Wolfe’s field to find another route.

Mr Wolfe was also found not guilty of causing actual bodily harm to another rider, Andrew Kirkpatrick, by wanton and furious driving.