Couple hospitalised after being trampled by herd of cows

A herd of cows has trampled a man and woman, leaving them with serious injuries. A man in his sixties sustained chest, arm and pelvic injuries, and was airlifted to hospital from a farm near Ledbury, Herefordshire, on Friday, an ambulance spokesman said.

A woman believed to be in her fifties sustained a chest injury and suspected fractured ribs, and was in Hereford County Hospital. In 2009, the former home secretary David Blunkett broke a rib after being trampled by a cow. In January, a fireman on a 999 call was spared jail after cows, startled by his engine's siren, killed a 75-year-old farmer.