Calderdale: Two injured after pigs storm Lightcliffe Golf Club and force it to close

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Calderdale: Two injured after pigs storm Lightcliffe Golf Club and force it to close

Two people were injured after two large pigs stormed a golf course and forced the club to close.

The runaway pigs wreaked havoc at Lightcliffe Golf Club in Calderdale by storming the green and knocking bags over.

Club pro David Mckidd, 40, said the two black pigs were spotted on the course for the first time on Sunday and injured a golfer by cutting his leg.

They returned later Tuesday and injured a male club worker who tried to force them off the field.

The pigs, which are believed to be Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, were on the losing side for about six hours on Tuesday.

“We had to close because they wandered around and took the course,” Judith Crowther, the club’s house director, told the BBC.

“They landed on the ninth green in front of the clubhouse and didn’t seem to want to leave.”

The pigs wreaked havoc in the club

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Both people suffered minor injuries to their legs and were hospitalized for tetanus protection, Mr. McKidd said.

A spokesman for the club told the BBC that they did not belong to a nearby farm and that their owner remains a mystery.

The pigs damaged one of the greens by digging small holes before they were caught by police on Knowle Top Road, where they had stopped traffic, Tuesday night.

The club, which has since reopened, said, “It has generated a lot of interest but we’re glad they are gone and we can play golf again.

“It was like a comedy script, you couldn’t have imagined it if you had tried.”

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