82-year-old man dies after being 'attacked by a herd of cows'

82-year-old man dies after being 'attacked by a herd of cows'
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In Yorkshire, an 82-year-old man has been attacked by a herd of cows and died shortly after.

The man and his wife, both of whom have not been named, were out for a walk over the weekend, with their dogs.

They were walking near Ingleton, close to the Ribblehead Viaduct.

His wife was also attacked but has been taken to hospital where she is said to be recuperating from her injuries.

The Yorkshire Evening Post suggested that the two of them may have inadvertently disturbed a herd of cows who had cattles with them.

The wife is struggling with shock and bruising. Her husband was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire police said:

An 82-year-old man, from Foulridge, Pendle, sadly died yesterday after being attacked by a herd of cows. Emergency services attended and sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Ramblers association, which offers advice on walking in the wild, it’s always advisable to observe animals before walking around or near them.

If you’re walking with a dog, it’s better to drop the dog’s lead if a situation changes, and get away from the scene.

If possible, people should try and walk around a field as opposed to through it or cross it, as it may disturb the animals or be considered a sign of aggression.

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