Nottingham County Council have been fined £1million after a disabled 71-year-old man was struck by a council tractor.

The member of the public, who suffered injuries to his arms, legs and head, had been taking part in a guided walk through a park when the tractor collided with him.

The operator of the tractor was moving branches at the time and could not see the man in the path of the tractor.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the incident and found that the council had failed to implement a safe system of work for the activity.

The HSE found that the council had failed to train workers to the required level needed to safely operate the mounted grab and act as a banksman. It was also found that the machine was not suitable.

The council were ordered to pay costs of £10,270 in addition to the large fine.