SWANAGE: Swanage Coastguard have urged the public to keep away from the base of cliffs following some mud slips.

The team checked out the area of Sheps Hollow following the heavy rain over the weekend.

After their checks, they were flagged down by a dog walker, whose pet had broken its leg.

The team helped get the dog back to the car so it could be seen by a vet.

A spokesperson said: "Never walk up a cliff face, keep dogs on leads as they love running up the slopes and it’s very soft mud.

"Our advice is to keep clear of the base of the cliffs at the moment."