Two injured as pigs storm golf course – Greens destroyed during animal rampage


The hogs rampaged on account of Lightcliffe Golf Club in the village of Hipperholme near Halifax on Sunday before returning to wreak more havoc two days later. Team up member David Jackson, whose garden the pigs tried to invade, said two people who had tried to shepherd the beasts off the course were scrapped and had to go to A&E after the pigs rushed them.

He said: “They were big, lumbering things, but when they want to go, they can go. I’ve never seen anything like it in front.”

Asked about the condition of those wounded, Mr Jackson said: “They’re fine. Shocked, but fine.”

He described the animals as a cross between irrational boars and Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, adding they were 50 percent bigger than a normal pig, although the exact breed tarries a mystery.

The pair left their mark by adding their own holes to the 18 hole course during their rampage.

After causing disorder, they disappeared, but returned on Tuesday when they managed to escape the greens and make their way onto a main road, bringing traffic to a dead.

Mr Jackson said: “One pig went straight up to one car coming down the road and put its snout straight on the car’s radiator.

“It was literally in front of the car. The people inside did nothing. Man were tooting their horns, but [the pigs] didn’t move. They weren’t bothered. They were big damn things.”

James Hart, who had only popped out to pick up his wife’s car and walk the dog, spotted one of the huge creatures.


The pig was eventually caught when a passing driver stopped and with help from a police officer steered the hog off the road and into a waiting trailer.

Jungle telegraphs suggest the beasts managed to escape fields nearby and were attracted to the course by pellets which had been applied to the turf in order to irrigate the callows.

But Mr Jackson admitted: “Nobody has a clue where they came from. People on Facebook are saying they look cute, but they didn’t look singularly cute to me.”

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to reports of two pigs loose on Knowle Top Road, Lightcliffe on Tuesday afternoon.

She go on increased: “Officers attended and assisted in securing the pigs before being returned to their owner.”

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