A man has been killed in a dog attack in a recreational park in Fareham, Hampshire, England. Police confirmed the dog has been seized and a man has been arrested.
Police were called to a park on Hillson Drive at around 10.25am on Wednesday morning and the victim, a 34-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers arrested a 20-year-old man from Fareham on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death. Hampshire police said the man had been released without charge but remains under investigation while authorities continue with enquiries.
Paramedics attended the scene but despite their best efforts, they were unable to save the man.
Police said that the victim's family had been informed and that they had secured and removed a dog from the scene.
A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: "We are speaking to people in the area and carrying out other lines of enquiry to establish how the man died. "As part of our enquiries a 20-year-old man from Fareham has been arrested on suspicion of being the owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.
"He has been released from custody without charge but remains under investigation while enquiries continue."
There have been several serious dog attacks in England over the last few months. A mother-two was mauled to death by her pet dog in Rotherham, in July, and 3-year-old Daniel Twigg was killed by a dog in Rochdale, in May.