Pensioner trampled to death by cows while walking her dog

Katy Holland
Pensioner trampled to death by cows while walking her dog
Pensioner trampled to death by cows while walking her dog

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An elderly woman is believed to have been trampled to death by cows while walking her dog in a field in Wiltshire.

Sandra Wiltshire, 68, from Chippenham, and her dog were both badly injured when they were found by two passers by.

They called emergency services and Great Western Ambulance Service rushed to field, on the banks of the River Avon. However, they were unable to save the woman and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wiltshire Police told the BBC that her injuries appeared to be "consistent with the lady having been trampled by a cow(s)".

Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, and next of kin have been informed.

Mrs Wiltshire's dog also suffered multiple injuries, including factured hips, and has been taken to a local vet for treatment.

The field is not marked on maps as a public right of way, says the BBC.

The Kennel Club advises people to keep dogs on a short lead when walking in fields with animals, and to unclip the lead if worried about an attack.