Walkers and joggers are being warned about a dangerous plant on the banks of the River Ribble.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council has notices up about a growth of giant hogweed.
The plant can cause severe burns to those who touch it.
The hogweed is found on the south bank of the River Ribble and on the dirt path through the fields.
@blogpreston Avenham Park Cafe cross that bridge down slop sharp right dirt path lead to fields along field grenades found in.
— wendy park (@wendypark2) May 20, 2017
Contact with hogweed can also cause burns in dogs.
Seek immediate shelter from the sun
Thoroughly wash the affected area with soap and cold water as soon as possible
Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours
If problems persist, seek medical help