A WOMAN was arrested after a six-year-old boy was bitten by a dog in a Hampshire park.

The incident occurred at around 4.45pm yesterday in the park off Brighton Way, Basingstoke.

A police spokesman said: "The boy received injuries to his face, neck and hand.

"He was treated in hospital but the wounds are not believed to be life threatening.

"The dog has been seized by police and remains in secure kennels.

"The owner, a 29-year-old female, was arrested. She has since been de-arrested but will be questioned by police in due course."

The breed of the dog has not been disclosed.

Police are urging anyone who was in the park at the time and saw what happened to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101, quoting reference number 44190286902.