Duns man dies after cattle attack

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The 78-year-old Duns man who was severely injured when trampled by cattle while walking his dog on farmland near Greenlaw has died in hospital.

Police said that Richard Nicholson passed away at Borders General Hospital on Monday morning. He had been in hospital receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the incident on Sunday, August 25.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

In a statement released on behalf of Mr Nicholson’s family, his son Robert Nicholson said: “Dad was well known and well-liked within the local community, and he will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.”