AN investigation has been launched after a man died on a Ryedale farm earlier this week, police have confirmed.

The man in his 50s died on a farm at Stearsby, near Terrington in Ryedale on Tuesday.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at around 3.55pm on Tuesday 7 January to the sudden death of a man in his fifties following an incident involving an agricultural vehicle at a farm near Stearsby, York.

“The man suffered serious head injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

“North Yorkshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are jointly investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident to establish the cause of the man’s death.”

The Health and Safety Executive have confirmed they have had a team of investigators on site after the incident.