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Caught on camera: Footage shows woman trampled by runaway bull

The two-year-old bullock was spotted jumping over a wall at Tesco in Lerwick.

Screengrab of bull charging woman in Lerwick in Shetland on June 2 2015. Video paid for by STV broadcast. Uploaded June 3 2015
Michael Waterhouse

The moment an elderly woman was charged by a runaway bull has been caught on camera.

The two-year-old bullock charged the woman and trampled a man in Lerwick on Tuesday evening.

They were both taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital but neither are believed to have been seriously injured.

Police spotted the bull leaping over a wall at Tesco on South Road at 7.45pm and followed it down the street to the Clickimin Centre.

Officers used a cow to lure the bull into a walled garden, where the man was trampled. They were then able to guide the animal into a trailer.

Michael Waterhouse, 14, was watching a football game when he spotted the bull charging the woman.

He said: "The game had just finished when I turned around and saw the bull running towards the old lady.

"The woman was walking away from the bull and couldn’t see it. She turned around but it was too late for her to move - I think she tried to jump out of the way.

"I saw her fall down but the bull kept charging forward. A minute later it came back and tried to charge the crowd.

"The bull wasn’t trying to escape so a girl went running over to make sure the woman was okay and get her away before it came back."

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers saw the cow leaping over a wall at Tesco, it had already escaped at that time.

“It then travelled down South Road to the Clickimin Centre where it charged a woman in her 70s. She has not been seriously injured but was taken to hospital.

“The bull was escorted to a walled garden, where officers were able to take control of it. A man in his 40s was charged and stood on while they were trying to get it into a trailer. He was also taken to hospital.

“They brought in a cow to settle it down and it was taken back to its farm.”

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