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Woman fighting for life after being trampled by cows that killed her dog

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 11/09/2019 Harriet Brewis
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A woman has been left fighting for her life after she was trampled by cows that also killed her dog.

The victim, who has not been named, was walking through a field in the Peak District when the “attack” took place.

She was left seriously injured by the cattle stampede, which occurred near the Magpie Mine heritage site in Derbyshire on Tuesday afternoon.

A passerby raised the alarm and the victim was later flown by air ambulance to hospital in Sheffield, where she remains in a critical condition, Derbyshire Police confirmed in a statement.

Officers have warned walker to be "careful when among cattle" following the incident.

a car parked in a grassy field: Derbyshire Armed Response unit said the incident was a reminder of the 'dangers' of the countryside (@DerbyshireARU) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Derbyshire Armed Response unit said the incident was a reminder of the 'dangers' of the countryside (@DerbyshireARU)

“We were called at 3.45pm yesterday (Tuesday, 10 September) after a passer-by found a woman and her dog being attacked by cows, in a field in Sheldon, near to Magpie Mine,” the statement read.

“Officers attended, as did an air ambulance, and the woman was taken to hospital in Sheffield, where she remains in a critical condition.

"Her dog had been killed by the cows.”

The force’s armed response unit tweeted about the accident yesterday evening, writing: “Attended an incident this afternoon that reminded us that as beautiful as the @peakdistrict is, there are also many dangers associated with the countryside.

“Please take care when walking among cattle.”

The village of Sheldon also took to Twitter to write that it was thinking of the victim and her family.

It wrote: “Our thoughts are with the family of the lady who was very badly injured by Cows in the fields to the rear of our village today. Excellent work by the @DerbysPolice in rescuing her and taking her to hospital."

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