A FARMER who was run over and killed by a car thief stealing his Land Rover may have been trying to save his dog, police said yesterday.
Mick Boffey, a 61-year-old grandfather, jumped in front of the Land Rover Defender to stop the thief as he drove off. The farmer was left dying from head injuries as his wife Bernice and friends tried to save him.
His dog, Jack, a border terrier cross, always travelled in the Land Rover and Mr Boffey may have been trying to prevent his pet being stolen.
The former stray, who had been Mr Boffey's companion for the past three years, was later found unharmed in another farm vehicle.
What a shame he didn't have a more effective way to stop these scum available, but then this is England.