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Last Updated: Friday, 29 August, 2003, 15:02 GMT 16:02 UK
Probe after man is hit by cow
Plockton - Undiscovered Scotland
The accident happened near Plockton
Police have been investigating an incident in which a 74-year-old man died after being hit by a cow in the Scottish Highlands.

Brian Williams, from St Albans, in Hertfordshire, died in hospital after being attacked near the village of Plockton.

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon and Mr Williams was taken to Broadford Hospital in Skye.

He was then transferred to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where he died on Thursday.

It transpired that the incident didn't involve goring, and Mr Williams may have been more in collision with the animal
Alex Forbes
Northern Constabulary
Northern Constabulary said a report on the incident has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

The man was reported to have been a regular visitor to the village and had been staying in a holiday home with wife, son and daughter.

Charlie MacRae, of Plockton Community Council, said: "I don't know much but he had been here for about three days.

"Apparently he had been out walking on a path and came across the cow, which had a calf with it at the time."

It was initially reported that Mr Williams had been gored by the animal.

However, Sergeant Alex Forbes at Portree station said: "It transpired that the incident didn't involve goring, and Mr Williams may have been more in collision with the animal."


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