A woman was trampled to death by a herd of stampeding cows while walking her dogs through farmland.
Police said a woman was killed in the countryside near the village of Guilsfield, Welshpool on Friday, September 1.
She was walking her dogs on a public path through the field of 40 cows when she was killed.
Dyfed-Powys Police said the woman’s family had been informed and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) government agency was notified.
An HSE spokesman added: ‘We are aware of this incident and making enquiries.’
A woman was trampled to death by a herd of stampeding cows while walking her dog through a farmland field (stock image)
Police said a woman was killed in the countryside near the village of Guilsfield, Welshpool, on Friday, September 1 (pictured countryside area near Guilsfield)
Cow attacks are not uncommon in England and there have been calls this year for the Government to new laws to protect walkers from dangerous cows.
According to figures from the HSE 32 people were killed by cows between 2018 and 2022, 20 per cent of all deaths in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry.
In November 2022 a 75-year-old walker was killed in Whitland, Carmarthenshire, by a rampaging cow that had escaped from a livestock market.
Pensioner Huw Evans was airlifted to hospital on November 19 after being ‘attacked and trampled’ by the escaping animal, but died from his injuries a week later.
Police were forced to put the animal, which halted trains as it strayed onto a rail line, for being ‘dangerously out of control’.
And in August the same year an unnamed 55-year-old woman was found ‘covered in blood’ after being trampled by a herd of 30 cows while walking her dog near Billinghurst in West Sussex.
Devastated friends said at the time the ‘gentle’ woman ‘loved’ animals, with passersby raising the alarm after she was discovered hurt on August 22.
Terrifying stories have also emerged from other walkers who have been left with life-changing injuries after narrow escapes from the dangerous animals.
One video from April this year shows the terrifying moment a farmer narrowly escaped death as she was attacked by a deranged cow.
The footage shows a cow on the farm in Cumbria attacking farmer Dani in April this year
The farmer is crushed between the cow and a fence and is forced to the floor by the cow, which appears to bite the leg of her trousers
Matthew Blair, a beef and sheep farmer from near Penrith in Cumbria, shared the footage of his wife Dani being attacked by the heifer on April 16.
In the video, Dani can be seen trying to yoke the agitated animal before it butts her with its head.
The farmer and vet was crushed between the cow and a fence ebfore it forced her to the floor.
Her husband thankfully intervened and pushed the animal’s head away from Dani, who is lying prostrate on the floor after being badly injured.
A man who rescued a couple from being battered by a ‘beserk’ cow recently revealed that he nearly lost his leg after the 70 stone beast trampled him.
Charlie Hird, 64, was out on a group walk in Cumbria in 2020 when he spotted a man too close to a cow, who attacked both him and another walker, believed to be his wife.
Charlie bravely intervened, but was then charged by the furious bovine himself, sustaining serious injuries.
At first, he managed to side-step the animal, but then he tripped and fell into a gutter and ended up with the enraged animal on top of him.
During the horrific two-minute attack, the Cumbrian man was booted in the head, had his left leg crushed, and everything ‘went black’.