A DOG walker has been injured after being knocked over and trampled by suckler cows near Malham Tarn.

The woman, 32, was attended by Yorkshire Ambulance Service who asked for assistance by the Cave Rescue Organisation.

When team members arrived on scene, the YAS crew had helped the patient into their road ambulance, so the team was stood down.

It is not indicated whether the woman was from the area or a visitor.

A CRO spokesman said The two walkers were walking with their dog and it was to this that several suckler cows had taken exception.

The spokesman said: "The owner, who was concerned for her pet, was injured in the resulting melee. The Countryside Code requires dog-owners to keep their pets under close control when in enclosures with livestock.

"However, the practical advice, where cattle take an active interest in it is to ‘ditch the dog’. This is not cruel, just practical. The dog can fend for itself just as well, alone, as it would with you and you are then less at risk."

The callout to the CRO was made on Saturday, November 14, at 2.03pm.