A man has been crushed by a cow at Penrith auction mart. He was treated at the scene by a doctor and paramedics .The Great North Air Ambulance has flown him to the Cumberland infirmary. He has abdominal injuries which are described as severe / serious.
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The historic event always takes place on the last Friday in July.
Early enquiries suggest the men may have taken the drug Blue Valium. Two of them remain in hospital with breathing problems.
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend over the three day event, which starts at 7pm tonight.