Man found dead in Southowram named as farm shop owner

Richard Bamford.
Richard Bamford.

The man who was found dead at a farm in Southowram has been named as John Richard Bamford.

An inquest was opened and adjourned at Calderdale Coroners Court into the death of the 58-year-old, best known for running the popular Ingfield Farm Shop. Police officers were called to the farm on Law Lane at 7.30am on Sunday. Detective Inspector Craig Lord of Calderdale CID said: “We were called to a farm in Southowram where we found the body of a 58-year-old male. Inquiries are still in the early stages but he died as a result of a shotgun injury.”

Lucy and Norman Bamford bought the farm in 1975. Lucy still lives there and it is down to the hard work of three of her four children, Margaret, Richard and Stephen, that the Farm Shop came to be, run by Richard, Margaret and grandson James.