A MAN has been killed by a dog after a vicious attack in a park in Fareham.

Emergency services were called to Hillson Drive recreation ground in Fareham on Wednesday, August 10, at 10.25am.

The victim was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene that morning.

A 20-year-old man, who lives locally, has been arrested on suspicion of being the owner or person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

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He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

A dog has been secured and removed from the scene, while the victim’s family has been informed.

Hampshire Police said officers were speaking to people in the area and carrying out other lines of inquiry to establish how the man died.

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