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Farm worker attacked by herd of pigs

Farm worker attacked by herd of pigs

January 8, 2007

A British farm worker needed hospital treatment after being attacked by a herd of pigs, Norfolk police said Sunday.

The 51-year-old man was knocked over by a sow at a Norfolk farm in eastern England, prompting the rest of the herd to attack him.

"It seems that when he fell, he was attacked by one of the sows and then the other pigs joined in," a Norfolk police spokesman told Reuters.

"He suffered bumps and bruises and a head injury though it is not considered to be life-threatening."

The police spokesman said it was the first time he had heard of a pig attack in the area -- but it was unlikely the herd would be put down.

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