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Hundreds expected to attend vigil for Wallsend cow

Over 400 people have signed up to attend a candlelit vigil in memory of Bessie, the cow which was slain by police in Wallsend.

Bessie, shortly before she was shot.

Bessie, shortly before she was shot.

Armed officers surrounded and shot the cow after she broke loose near the Coast Road last Sunday. The decision to kill Bessie was widely criticised after the event, which involved several armed officers and a police helicopter.

The marksmen deemed her to be a significant risk to the public and motorists on the busy main road just outside of Newcastle City Centre.

 

 

Following the incident, a Facebook page was created in memory of Bessie and members were asked to attend a vigil on Friday 22nd May at field in Chicken Lane, Wallsend. People who plan to attend have been asked to wear a cow onesie and bring a candle.

News of her death has travelled all over the world, with many news organisations mentioning it on their websites and social media accounts.

Are you going to the vigil? If not, you can follow the event on Twitter by searching this hashtag #WallsendCow

 

 

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