A teenager has been injured after being attacked by a dog in Highbridge’s Apex Park, prompting a safety warning to other walkers.

The 17 year-old was with her Springer Spaniel near the River Brue on Saturday evening when they were attacked by a white Bull Mastiff.

Both sustained nasty injuries. The dog was initially unaccompanied because the girl’s screams did not result in the owner coming to call the dog off.

Fortunately, she was helped by two other teenage girls who heard her screams and bravely responded.

The dog’s owner eventually appeared and coaxed the dog off the girl and her Spaniel before leaving the scene.

According to comments on Burnham-On-Sea.com’s forum, there have been several other similar incidents in recent weeks, including one where a mother and her young child had to climb some play equipment to reach safety.

Park users have been asked to report any further incidents to Sedgemoor District Council’s Dog Warden on 01278 435210 or the Police on 101.