Police appeal for witnesses after second walker killed by cows

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Death of Malcolm Flynn, 72, on the Pennine Way, came before that of teacher Dave Clark

A second man has been killed within a month after being charged by cows.

Police have asked for witnesses after Malcolm Flynn, 72, from Carlisle, was fatally injured in what they said was a tragic incident while he was walking on land near Thirlwall Castle and Gisland, Northumberland, at around 11.45am on Friday 11 September. Police said he died at the location, which is on the Pennine Way.

A white man with grey hair and a grey beard walking a dog, who is believed to have walked past the pair shortly before the incident.

A man and woman, believed to be in their 40, who spoke to the walkers before they entered the field.

A group of four walkers who spoke to Flynn’s walking companion immediately after the incident and offered to alert the farmer, as well as another man who entered the field and tried to divert the animals away from the scene. It is thought he left a fleece behind.

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