Woman fighting for life after stag attack

By Rita Campbell and Alan Dow

Published: 31/12/2013

A YOUNG woman was fighting for her life in hospital last night after being gored by a giant stag during a holiday in the Highlands.

The angry beast’s antlers pierced her throat and went through to her spinal column in the incident during the early hours of yesterday. It is feared that if the 30-year-old active and keen outdoors woman survives the horrific attack she may be paralysed.

Kate Stone, from Cambridge, was standing with a group of friends laughing and chatting outside the home of well-known Highland musician and guitar tutor Jim Hunter, 50, at Lochailort, near Fort William, when the massive stag burst out of the darkness.

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