Yorkshire pig farmer wins compensation for hot air balloon catastrophe

A little too close for comfort Credit: Low More Farm

A North Yorkshire pig farmer has won over £38,000 in compensation after a hot air balloon caused a herd of pigs to stampede - killing one of the animals.

The balloon from Wiltshire-based company Go Ballooning was flying over the farm in North Yorkshire when it descended so low the animals stampeded in fright.

One pig was killed in a stampede caused by the balloon Credit: ITV News

The farmer's compensation for the damage was only secured after the help of a maths professor who used trigonometry to prove the case.

Michael Billington reports: