This is another chilling reminder of how easily a simple countryside walk can go wrong. This is the second report this month relating to fatal injuries caused by cattle. Farmers must think very carefully about the types of animals they allow to graze in fields that are open to the public. Walkers should also take care before entering a field. Remember to check what type of animals are grazing, whether there are any warning notices, whether the animals have any young with them or are showing any signs of distress. Walkers should also be particularly careful about walking dogs through fields were cattle or other animals are grazing. Animals can be unpredictable and can cause major injury due to their size. Enjoy the fresh air but take care.
A woman has described the moment her mother was "flipped like a ragdoll" over a fence in a fatal attack by a herd of cattle in Northumberland.