A man was today charged with murdering slaughterman Steven Smart.

He was shot in the head at the site of a mass foot-and-mouth cull in Cumbria.

Keith Hubbard, 37, of Atherstone, Warwicks, was appearing before Carlisle Magistrates today charged with murder.

Former butcher Mr Smart, 27, of St Leonards, East Sussex, was drafted in to help slaughter thousands of animals at Great Orton Airfield near Carlisle.

He was hit by a shot from a bolt gun on Wednesday and died in hospital yesterday.

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Updated: 13.45 Friday, April 5