A man has died following a dog attack in Fishwick.Advertisement
At around 3.45pm on New Year’s Day police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to an address in Dundonald Street off New Hall Lane.
A 22-year-old man was treated by paramedics at the scene after being bitten by a dog but sadly died of his injuries. The man has now been named as friends and family pay tribute.
The dog, which belonged to the man, was taken from the address and put down by a vet.
DI Jane Webb from Preston CID said: “This appears to be a tragic incident in which a man has sadly died.
“Enquiries are on-going 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.”
Police said at this time they were not able to confirm what type of breed the dog was. Unconfirmed reports suggest the dog was a pitbull-type breed.
Dundonald Road was closed at its junction with New Hall Lane for around three hours as Preston Police carried out investigations. It was reopened shortly before 7pm on New Year’s Day.
Friends and family started arriving from shortly after 8pm on Friday to lay flowers and light candles in tribute to the man who died.
A number of police vehicles remained parked up at the scene with officers providing support to family and friends.
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