Pensioner dies week after being trampled by cows as he walked his dog
Richard Nicholson was seriously injured when he was stampeded by the animals on farmland in the Borders.
An elderly man has died a week after being trampled by cows while walking his dog in the Borders.
Richard Nicholson was seriously injured after the incident on farmland near Marchmont House near Greenlaw in Berwickshire.
It is understood the cows became hostile and trampled the 78-year-old, who had to be rescued by the farm caretaker.
The Marchmont House employee drove his Land Rover into the field and caused the livestock to disperse before helping Mr Nicholson, from Duns.
He was taken to Borders General Hospital near Melrose where he died on Monday morning.
Mr Nicholson’s son, Robert, paid tribute to his father.
He said: "Dad was well known and well-liked within the local community, and he will be sadly missed by all his family and friends."
Police Scotland said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Nicholson’s death and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
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