Man killed after being trampled to death by a herd of cattle

A man in North Yorkshire has died after being trampled by a herd of cattle while out on a walk in a field.

Dave Clark, who held the role of deputy head of Richmond School, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Monday (September 21).

North Yorkshire Police said in a statement:

Police were called to a report that a man in his 50s had been injured by cattle in a field north of Richmond, at 7:30pm on Monday, September 21.

“He was treated by paramedics, but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be working to support those affected by his death today.

“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed, and inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

Richmond School head Jenna Potter commented on Clark’s passing, saying:

“Dave Clark was the heart and soul of Richmond School.

“He was an enormous character, a brilliant school leader and simply a lovely man who enriched the life of everyone he came into contact with, just by being himself and doing what he did every day.

He was highly regarded by everyone he taught and families appreciated his firm but fair manner and the very high standards he expected of every student in the school.

“He never let students get away with being anything other than their very best, never giving up on them, even when at times it felt as though they wanted to give up on themselves.

“All of this Dave did with a smile and a level of kindness and care that is seldom seen.”