© Copyright Telegraph Group Limited 1998Woman killed by herd of cows
By Michael Fleet
Sussex, UK 6/1/98
A WIDOW was trampled to death by a herd of cows on a public footpath bordering
their field as she
took her dogs for an evening walk.
Two other walkers found the body of Grace Aldridge, 67, next to the path
on Sunday evening. Two
of her four dogs were also killed and another was sitting in a distressed state next to Mrs Aldridge.
She had been taking her normal walk in the village of Lyminster, West Sussex,
when the animals
trampled her and her dogs. There had been 60 Charolais-cross-Limousin cows and calves in the
field, together with a bull.
A spokesman for the National Farmers' Union said: "Cattle are not aggressive
animals but they will
react if they feel threatened and the dogs could have made them react." The cows were yesterday
moved from the field where Mrs Aldridge died.
Mrs Aldridge had been a widow for more than 30 years and lived alone with
her Sheltie dogs, which
she used to breed.
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