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Farmer hospitalised after being kicked in the head by cattle

A farmer from County Durham sustained serious injuries after being attacked by a cow.

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The farmer sustained injuries to his head, back, neck and chest.
The farmer sustained injuries to his head, back, neck and chest.

A farmer in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital after being kicked by cattle in Cockfield, County Durham.

 

The farmer suffered head, neck, back and chest injuries and was flown to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough by the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

 

The flight from scene to hospital took 14 minutes.

 

A spokesperson from the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) said: "We were called at 11:30am yesterday (Sunday, February 21) to a farm in Cockfield, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

 

"The male farmer, believed to be in his 50s had been knocked over and then kicked in the head by a cow.

 

"He was treated on the scene by the air ambulance crew, and was flown to James Cook University Hospital where he was handed over in a stable condition."

 

 


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