Cow killed by plastic bag left by litterers in Cambridgeshire

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A farmer has urged people not to leave litter at a Cambridge beauty spot after one of her cows choked to death on a plastic bag.

It happened after visitors flocked to the city's Grantchester Meadows after the government eased some of the coronavirus restrictions.

Farmer Angelika von Heimendahl has been grazing her cattle here on Grantchester Meadows in Cambridge for 15 years.

But recently one of her Red Poll heifers died after swallowing a plastic bag and suffocating.

The open space by the River Cam has become a popular spot again for visitors since the Covid 19 restrictions has been eased.

But with this, has come an increase in littering.

Angelika has put up posters around the meadow to try to encourage people to take their rubbish home with them after visiting.

And someone has also put up this notice about the death of Angelika's heifer.

Cattle belonging to other farmers have also been seen nosing around bins overflowing with rubbish on one of the other open spaces in Cambridge.

But Anglelika believes cattle and visitors can both happily use the land - as long as litter isn't left behind.