Saturday, 3 May 2014

"Police officer injured as cows stampede in Bradley Stoke, Bristol"

Emailed in by JuliaM, from The Bristol Post:

POLICE officer was injured and residents’ cars and gardens damaged when a herd of cows ran loose through Bradley Stoke.

One of the animals was shot by a police officer after becoming "distressed" during the incident this afternoon.

The drama started when a tractor and trailer transporting the cattle overturned at the junction of Winterbourne Road and Old Gloucester Road shortly before 12.15pm...

The article includes a splendid video of the stampeding cattle, just in case you can't imagine the full horror:

If you've still got the stomach for it, here's where they turn really nasty:


The Stigler said...

trivia: it was an estate built during the late 80s boom and had lots of negative equity and acquired the nickname Sadly Broke.

Ian B said...

Why oh why does nobody do anything to stop this bovine devastation?

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, good trivia.

IB, it's because behind the scenes, our society not actually being run by Big Pharma, it's being run by Big Farmer.

View from the Solent said...

Couldn't resist linking Big Pharma with

Mark Wadsworth said...

VFTS, good one thanks. Why didn't they pick up the bull's path on the other CCTV cameras though? Is there only only CCTV camera in the whole hospital?