Police appeal as second walker "killed by cows"

A man has been fatally injured while walking with a friend. After they were charged by a herd of cows.

Police appeal as second walker “killed by cows”: Malcolm Flynn, 72, from Carlisle died on Friday the 11th of September while walking near Thirlwall Castle. Police officers have appealed for witnesses. And the investigation has drawn up a list of people who they would like to talk to regarding the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Fairlamb said: “My thoughts are with Malcolm’s family and friends at this time. As they come to terms with the loss of a loved one in what was a shocking and tragic incident.

Our investigation is very much ongoing and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses. However, we are still trying to trace a number of people who were in the area at the time who we haven’t yet spoken to. We think they could greatly assist our inquiries.”

A man with grey hair and beard out walking his dog is believed to have walked past the pair shortly before the incident took place. Also a man and woman in their 40’s spoke to them beforehand as well. Police would like to talk to these three people to try to ascertain how Mr Flynn died.

Officers are also trying to track down four walkers who spoke to Mr Flynn’s walking companion shortly after the incident took place and offered to alert the farmer. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the police.


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