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Inquest Into Death Of Man Trampled By Cows

Cattle In Wiltshire Field Have Caused Injury Before


Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

An inquest into the death of a man who was attacked by cows in a field in Wiltshire will take place on 24 and 25 June at the Coroner’s Court in Salisbury.

Alistair Porter (known as Mike to friends) died from internal bleeding on 13 May 2013 after being attacked by cows while walking through a field near Turleigh in Wiltshire while visiting his brother. The 66-year-old was a retired Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University.

His long term partner Adrienne Sillar together with their two sons, has instructed specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate his death and to represent the family’s interests at the Inquest.

Keith Cundall, an expert serious injury solicitor at Irwin Mitchell representing Adrienne, said: “Mike’s death has left his family devastated and two years on they are still seeking answers as to whether more could and should have been to prevent the tragic events occurring.

“The field is a popular walking spot but there are concerns regarding previous incidents of cows injuring people in the same field both in 2008 and 2011 and we hope the inquest will consider if more should be done to keep walkers safe so that lessons can be learnt to reduce the risk of more injuries in future.”

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