POLICE have seized a dog and made an arrest after a man was bitten on a Hampshire street.

The seizure follows an incident in Gosport High Street last month, in which police had a report that someone was bitten by the dog.

The victim, a man in his 20s, had a puncture wound and bleeding as a result and received hospital treatment.

Police applied to the courts for a warrant to take the dog, a Staffordshire Bull terrier which officers believed was a cross with another unknown breed, and this was executed last Saturday.

A 27-year-old man from Gosport was arrested on suspicion of failing to comply with a dog control order and allowing his dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

PC Roger Loxton Gear said: “We are treating this matter so seriously as a previous incident involving this dog was reported and a dog control order was in place.

“It was in the interests of public safety that the dog was taken off the streets before it could potentially end up biting another person, or more seriously, a child.”

The incident happened on December 11 just after 1pm.