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Police ramp up farmer murder investigation

53-year-old Freddie Tolman was found dead in his bakkie near his farm earlier this week.

FILE: The farmer died while trying to escape an attack by five armed men but lost control of his vehicle and drove into a ditch. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Southern Cape police have ramped up their investigation into the killing of a Hartenbos farmer.

53-year-old Freddie Tolman was found dead in his bakkie near his farm earlier this week.

The farmer died while trying to escape an attack by five armed men but lost control of his vehicle and drove into a ditch.

The police's Malcolm Poje says while no arrests have yet been made, but police are making headway in the case.

"We're still investigating, following up all leads possible. We've confiscated one of the vehicles and done a full forensic check on it for fingerprints."

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