Owner of herd of cattle which trampled a father to death had ‘no alternative’ but to put the animals in a field with a footpath running through it, inquest hears
- Father-of-two Michael Holmes, 57, died after the trampling in West Yorkshire
- Widow Teresa was airlifted to a hospital where she woke up one week later
- The farmer said he was ‘unaware’ of his cattle being aggressive towards walkers
A farmer whose herd of cattle tragically killed a walker has claimed he had ‘no alternative’ but to keep them in a field with a footpath running through it.
Michael Holmes, 57, was trampled to death by the cows while his wife Teresa Holmes was left in a wheelchair following the incident on September 29, 2020.
The couple were on a lunchtime walk with their two dogs on…