Woman dies after being trampled by herd of cows in Welsh field

A dogwalker has died after being trampled by a herd of cows on a public footpath in mid-Wales. The woman, who hasn’t been named, was walking the access route in Maesmawr, Welshpool, through a field which is home to a herd of 40 cows.

The incident happened on the evening of Friday, September 1, Dyfed-Powys Police said in a statement. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the woman’s death, reports WalesOnline[1].

A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: “We can confirm that a woman died after walking her dogs along a public access path through a field containing around 40 cows. The incident took place on the evening of September 1 in the Maesmawr area of Welshpool.

“Her family has been notified. The coroner and HSE have also been informed.” An HSE spokesperson added: “We are aware of this incident and are making enquiries.”


  1. ^ reports WalesOnline (www.walesonline.co.uk)
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