People attacked and injured by cows on a British beach


Three people – a man and two women – had been attacked and injured by a heard of cows and a bull on the white sands of Traigh Eais beach on the island of Barra, located in the picturesque Outer Hebrides, Scotland, after 8pm on Saturday. Emergency serbices were called. Police, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Barra Coastguard Rescue Team all attended the scene. The 56 old man was flown to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, with the two women taken to St Brendan’s Hospital in Castlebay.


The man had sustained a blow to the chest. All the people were since discharged. No further police action. Cows can be dangerous animals in certain circumstances. Sometimes such incidents can end by death. There are about 9.7m cattle in the UK. Problematic interactions between people and animals occurs. On average four to five people are killed in accidents involving cattle each year in the UK.