A BASINGSTOKE man has been arrested following the tragic death of a cat in a dog attack.

The 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of failing to prevent the causing of unnecessary suffering to an animal.

He was also arrested on suspicion of failing to comply with a control of dog order.

It comes after a cat was attacked and killed by a dog on Stoneham Way, Basingstoke, on Thursday 10 August.

The arrest was made on Friday morning, August 25. 

A dog was also seized by officers after the man's arrest.

The arrested man remains in custody, while police enquiries are ongoing.