Published: March 16, 2013
Warning after teenager is injured by dog on Burnham-On-Sea beach

A teenager was taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Saturday morning (March 16th).

Toby Duggan, pictured right, was running along the beach with a group of triathletes when he was bitten by the animal near the lighthouse.

He was taken to the A&E department at Weston General Hospital where he was given several stitches.

Toby, 17, told "I got bitten when a large, dark-coloured dog sprinted towards us as I was training on the beach with a group of triathletes near the lighthouse."

"I later realised I had blood streaming down my legs and was taken to hospital for the wound to be stitched up."

He added: "It could have been a lot more serious if a young child had been attacked - and I would warn dog walkers to keep their pets fully under control on the beach."

Toby was given a tetanus injection as a precuation and is now back at home near Burnham-On-Sea.

Pictured: Toby Duggan running on the town's seafront and, above, the town's beach where he was bitten

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