Lancashire

Man dies in Preston after being attacked by his own dog

Dundonald Street in Preston Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened on Dundonald Street in Preston

A man has died after being attacked by his own dog in Preston.

Police were called by the ambulance service to an address on Dundonald Street at around 15.45 GMT following reports a man had been bitten by a dog.

The 22-year-old, yet to be officially identified, was treated by paramedics at the scene but subsequently died from his injuries, Lancashire Police said.

Police have not specified the breed of dog involved. The dog was taken from the address and put down by a vet.

Det Insp Jane Webb, from Preston CID, said: "This is a tragic incident in which a man has sadly died. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances and my thoughts very much remain with his family, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this time."

Bunches of flowers were left at the scene, including two bouquets tied to a nearby lamppost.

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