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Attacked by cows on a byway, farmer /owner saying not his problem but mine for using the jurassic way

Reported in the Livestock category anonymously at 13:08, Mon 18 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1851435.

I was attacked last night on a public right of way, by up to 15 cows, who despite me trying to chase them away proceeded to put there heads down and charge, then gallop off then regroup line up and charge as a gang. I thought I was going to get killed, these are big belgium blue crosses, I was running round and round a tree scared witless for my life, (used to work with livestock /including bulls) never been scared before ! The farmer / owner when contacted for help stated it was my problem NOT his for walking on a right of way with cows on, but admitted several people had had problems before with the livestock. , yes I did ring the police (logged call) and am awaiting the rural police to come and see me, Someone should not have to die before something is done. I thought I was going to get killed they kept charging for up to half an hour, and my friend when he came to help feared for his safety.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:10, Mon 18 November 2019

  • Land owner has been contacted about the issue and made aware of there responsibilities with regard to duty of care under the health and safety at work act

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:11, Wednesday 11 March 2020

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