Charging heifer 'breaks' Shropshire farmer's neck

A farmer in north Shropshire is being treated for a suspected broken neck after being charged at by a heifer.

Richard Cope, 48, was thrown into the air when he was rammed by the animal at about 1130 BST on Tuesday.

The Tilstock Hall farmer was taken to hospital in Staffordshire, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Mr Cope is being treated for two suspected broken vertebrae in his neck but should make a full recovery in the long term, his family said.

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