A WALKER has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by cows in a field close to Ashbourne.
The incident happened in a field on Lime Stone Way, just to the north-west of the town centre, on Wednesday morning.
A crew from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance were called out to help the man, who could not be reached by a land ambulance to the incident due to the remote location.
The service received the call at around 9:03am and landed in the field 17 minutes later.
On arrival the man was treated for blood loss and chest injuries.
He was airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.
The patient’s current condition is unknown.