Woman attacked by runaway cow in Lerwick
A woman was taken to hospital tonight after being attacked by an out-of-control cow which went on the rampage in Lerwick.
The young stot, believed to have escaped from a park in the Seafield area, was first spotted at about 7.30pm on the path at the back of the Clickimin South juvenile football pitches.
The elderly woman was walking along the path when she was attacked and trampled on by the animal.
Onlookers who were watching the under-15 match between Spurs and Rangers described the incident as “incredibly scary”.
Police cars and an ambulance were quickly on the scene and the woman was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital.
The animal moved north along the path but shortly after returned. One witness said it charged at the police who threw an iron pole at it with little effect.
It then headed away from the parks and in the South Road, passing St Olaf’s Hall before entering Greenfield Place. A man in his 40s was taken to hospital after being knocked down and stood on by the animal.
Both the victims, who were treated for bruising, were later released from hospital
At about 8.30pm the police were trying to corner the beast, and a 4×4 with an animal trailer attached was seen entering the road. Another cow was brought in to try and help the situation.
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