Herd of cows kill second man in England in two weeks

A 72-year-old man in England died after being charged by a herd of cows on Friday last week, making it the second such incident in two weeks.

Malcolm Flynn was walking near Thirlwall Castle and Gisland, Northumberland, Northumbria police said. Flynn was with a companion when the cows charged across the field.

Flynn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Over a week before Flynn’s death, teacher Dave Clark died after cows injured him while he was walking near Richmond, North Yorkshire.

“My thoughts are with Malcolm’s family and friends at this time as they come to terms with the loss of a loved one in what was a shocking and tragic incident,” Jane Fairlamb, the deputy chief inspector, told the paper.

“Our investigation is very much ongoing and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses, however, we are still trying to trace a number of people who were in the area at the time who we haven’t yet spoken to, and think could greatly assist our inquiries.”