Pictures show the terrifying moment an animal handler was trampled by a prize-winning bull.
The handler, whose name is not known, was leading the bull from the ring when it became ‘spooked’ and dragged him through the field.
He suffered head and arm injuries following the heart-stopping incident at the The Great Yorkshire Show.
The Limousin bull was being walked out of a cattle ring after being judged at around 9.45am on Tuesday, when it was startled, dragging its handler back across the ring.
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The handler, who was briefly knocked out, was treated by ambulance staff, before being transferred to Harrogate District Hospital, North Yorks., with what are thought to be non-serious head injuries.
Eyewitnesses say panic broke out as the bull charged around the ring and spectators dashed to get out of the way, but the animal was quickly brought under control.
Pictures show onlookers running to help the man and holding his head as he lies on the ground.
One spectator, who did not wish to be named, said: “It was scary, this is a big animal we are talking about.
“There were a few screams because, at one point, we did fear it could charge.
“I wouldn’t like to be in its path.”
The Great Yorkshire Show is an agricultural show which takes place on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, annually from the second Tuesday of July until the following Thursday.
The show, in its 161st year, is run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and is the largest agricultural show in England.
It attracts more than 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals, showcasing the best of British farming, food and countryside.
A spokesperson for the show said: “At approximately 9.45am (yesterday) a Limousin bull was being walked out of a ring after being judged when it was spooked and dragged its handler back into and across the ring.
“The handler required medical attention in the ring and has since been transferred to Harrogate District Hospital with what are thought to be non-serious head injuries.”
They later added: “The man who was involved in the bull incident earlier today, was released from hospital after suffering a laceration to the neck and sore arm. He has since returned to the showground.”