Woman killed by herd of cows
                  By Michael Fleet
                   © Copyright Telegraph Group Limited 1998

                  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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