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Farmer trampled by cow on North York Moors farm

Manor Farm
Image caption Paramedics anaesthetised the farmer before flying him to hospital

A farmer is in a critical condition in hospital after he was trampled by a cow on a remote North York Moors farm.

The 67-year-old man suffered serious head, chest and abdominal injuries at Manor Farm, Old Byland, on Monday.

He was flown by Great North Air Ambulance to Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital.

Paramedic Jane Peacock said the farmer was "conscious but very, very distressed, had lots of injuries and was struggling to breathe properly".

She told BBC News he was anaesthetised before being flown to the hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

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