Wednesday, 23 September 2020

"Richmond School teacher Dave Clark killed by cows"

Spotted by James Higham and Julia M at the BBC:

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said the force had been called to a report of a man in his 50s being injured by cows in a field north of Richmond.

He was treated by paramedics, but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Very sparse on detail. There's no mention of a dog or young calves, but that doesn't mean they weren't there, and we aren't told how many cows* were seen attacking him, or indeed why he was in the field.

* Please, no jokes involving 'five'.

Update - AK Haart in the comments points out that he was walking his dogs. Thought so.


A K Haart said...

We first came across this one in the Yorkshire Post which says he was out with his dogs.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, thanks, I have updated.

benj said...

Looks like they managed to kill the dog too. Vicious.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, cows v dogs, interesting battle. It's mass and brute force v agility and sharp teeth.

Penseivat said...

Perhaps this shows that, with a school teacher walking with a dog in a field of cows, there can still be a large gap between education and intelligence.

Mark Wadsworth said...

PS, you shouldn't speak ill of the dead. But yes, agreed.