A farmer was flown to hospital by air ambulance after he was knocked over and kicked in the head by a cow, reports the Mirror .

The man in his 50s suffered head, back, neck and chest injuries at a property in Cockfield near Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene and flew him to the James Cook University Hospital , Middlesbrough, in 14 minutes.

A spokesman sad the farmer “had been knocked over and kicked in the head by cattle”.

He was in a stable condition in hospital having suffered what air ambulance service said were severe or serious injuries.

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