A man who died in a field is thought to be the third person this month to be fatally injured after being trampled by cows in the UK, writes Ashley Pemberton.

Emergency services were called to reports of a man and a woman seriously injured in a field in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

Tragically, the unnamed man was pronounced dead at the scene while the woman was rushed to hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

Ambulances and forensics teams were seen near the field in Hollinhirst Lane in the Netherton area of the district.

Police investigating the tragic death are not treating it as suspicious, but are trying to piece together the moments before the incident.

This comes as deputy headteacher David Clark died after being trampled by cattle on September 21 in a field north of Richmond, North Yorks.

Malcolm Flynn, 72, was fatally injured when he was charged by cows on land near Thirlwall Castle and Gisland, Northumberland on September 11.

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A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called at 12.46pm today (Tuesday) to a concern for safety report at a field just off Hollinhirst Lane, Netherton.

"On arrival officers found a man and woman with serious injuries. The man was pronounced dead a short time later.

"The woman has been taken to hospital.

"While police are in the early stages of the investigation the death is not being treated as suspicious."

The NFU has suggested walkers keep themselves safe by following the Countryside Code.

They said cattle could become aggressive if they felt threatened - especially if they had their calves with them as they become protective.

It said cattle could become aggressive if they felt threatened, particularly when they had calves with them and particularly if a dog got between them and a calf.

Their suggestions include avoiding "getting between cows and their calves", move quickly and quietly, and keep gates closed behind you when walking through fields.