8 year old rescued from brook

30 April 2010, 14:24 | Updated: 30 April 2010, 14:28

Gloucestershire Police are warning parents to make sure their children stay away from rivers and streams.

This after an 8 year old girl was rescued from a brook in Tewkesbury.

It happened in a field near Neville Road in the town on Monday afternoon, when emergency services were called to reports the girl had become stuck in the brook after slipping in while playing.  

She was rescued by the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service an uninjured in the incident.  

Inspector for the Tewkesbury area, Brian Murnaghan, said;

“With the weather getting warmer children are going to want to make the most of it by playing in the town’s open spaces. We don’t want to stop people enjoying the weather but safety is paramount and we urge everyone to be mindful of the dangers.”