Pet warning after a fifth dog plunges 400ft over cliff edge

Dog walkers are warned to keep pets under control after a fifth dog plunged to its death.

Coastguards issued the warning after a collie fell 400ft over the cliff edge near Belle Tout Lighthouse. It was not on a lead.

Coastguard David Nott said: “Dogs will chase wildlife not realising they are on the cliffs and will run over the edge.

“Please ensure your dog is kept on a lead at all times whilst being walked along the cliff top.”

Dog-lover Nadine Wilding, 22, said she didn’t want the area to be compromised, but called for owners to show more common sense.

She said:“We can’t spoil the area by putting too many warnings and fences up.

“People should know the dangers and take more care when they’re up here.”

Will Hannam, 64, led calls for signs to remind dog-owners of the risks.

He said: “There’s not a lot you can do, but perhaps a warning sign so people are aware.”