Peak District cow trampling: Walker critically ill and dog killed

Emergency Services at Magpie Mine Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption The woman was walking her dog near Magpie Mine when she was attacked

A woman is in a critical condition after she was trampled by cows that also killed her dog.

The walker was seriously injured in a Peak District field near the village of Sheldon at about 15:45 BST on Tuesday.

A passerby raised the alarm and the victim was later flown to hospital in Sheffield, where she remains, Derbyshire Police confirmed.

Walkers have been warned by the force to be "careful when among cattle".

Andrew Critchlow, Derbyshire county adviser for the National Farmers Union (NFU), said: "We would urge dog walkers to be extra vigilant around cows and give them a wide berth.

"Never walk between cows and their calves and don't try to move them.

"And if you find yourself in a difficult situation with cattle, make sure you let your dog off the lead and get to safety."

Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption A helicopter was called out to carry the woman to hospital

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