Farmers wife killed by sheep

28 January 1999

Farmer’s wife killed by sheep

A FARMERS wife died when she fell into a quarry on a quad bike while feeding sheep.

Betty Stobbs, 67, was forced over the edge into the quarry when the flock rushed to feed from the back of the quad bike, which toppled into the quarry.

Her sheepdog survived the fall, which took place at Ashes Quarry, Stanhope, Weardale, Country Durham.

A neighbouring farmer witnessed the accident, which took place as Mrs Stobbs was feeding the sheep on her family farm.

  • The Daily Telegraph 28/01/99 page 5
  • The Scotsman 28/01/99 page 9

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