Presenter Johnny Kingdom died after being crushed by digger, inquest told

Wildlife presenter Johnny Kingdom was killed while trying to move a tree log with his digger, an inquest has heard.

The film-maker, photographer and author, 79, was crushed by the cab of the vehicle when it overturned on land he owned near Wadham Cross in Knowstone, Devon.

The coroner’s court in Exeter heard Mr Kingdom, born Walter John Kingdom, was found by his wife and son trapped underneath a three-and-a-half-tonne Hitachi excavator digger at about 9pm on September 6 last year, after he failed to return home.

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