A DOG has been put down after a man died - with an arrested man facing no further action.

Ian Symes, known as 'Wiggy' to friends and family, was walking his dog when he was attacked by an XL Bully in Hillson Drive recreation ground in Fareham.

The 34-year-old from Fareham was pronounced dead by paramedics on the morning of August 10.

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A 20 year-old man, also from Fareham, was arrested on suspicion of being the owner or person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

However, he has been released without charge and will face no further action.

The dog, who was removed from the scene, was later put down.

Following Mr Symes' death, tributes were placed on a fence at the park.

His family described him as a "loved son, brother, uncle and friend" who will be "missed by many".

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His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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