Cows trample man to death and leave another injured in field


Click to follow
The Independent Online

A man has been trampled to death by a herd of cows, police said.

The incident happened in a field in Turleigh, near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

The emergency services were called at about 12.30pm yesterday but the man - who was in his 60s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man was seriously injured in the incident and airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

A police spokesman said: "Wiltshire Police received a call shortly before 1pm yesterday to reports of two men being trampled by a herd of cows in a field in Turleigh, Bradford on Avon.

"Upon arrival, one man in his 60s was pronounced dead and another man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

"He remains in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in a stable condition, being treated for a punctured lung and broken ribs.

"The cattle were moved into a nearby field and pose no threat to other members of the public."