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Man dies after dog attack in Preston

A tribute page has been set up on Facebook in memory of Liam Hewitson. Credit: Facebook

A 22-year-old man, named on a Facebook tribute page as Liam Hewitson, has died after he was attacked by a dog in Preston, Lancashire, police said.

Officers say he was treated by paramedics but died of his injuries earlier today.

The dog, which apparently to belong to Mr Hewitson, has been put down by vets. Police haven't yet revealed the breed of dog.

Groups of youths left bunches of flowers at the scene.

One young man, who said he was the victim's cousin, said "he had an epileptic fit".

Two bouquets of flowers had been tied to a nearby lamppost as police cars lined the street.

Detective Inspector Jane Webb, from Preston CID said: "This is 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."


Preston fans say emotional goodbye to Finney

Preston North End fans said an emotional farewell to Sir Tom Finney this afternoon as thousands gathered in the stands at the club's stadium to watch his funeral service.

Fans sing along during the service which was broadcast live to fans at Deepdale Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The ceremony was broadcast live to Deepdale from Preston Minster, where hundreds of guests - including some of British football's great and good - united to pay their respects.

A woman in a Preston North End shirt appears tearful as the service is shown Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA


Sir Tom Finney's coffin leaves Preston Minster

Sir Tom Finney's coffin has left Preston Minster after a service attended by 600 invited guests, including the football legend's former England colleagues Sir Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Armfield.

Thousands more watched on outside and at Preston North End's Deepdale stadium as a town paid tributes to one of the nation's greatest-ever players.

Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to 'local boy done good'

Fellow footballing icon Jimmy Armfield is among the speakers at Sir Tom Finney's funeral in Preston today, describing him as "the classic case of the local boy done good".

The former Blackpool right-back is paying tribute alongside a number of figures from the game, including Sir Bobby Charlton and the current Preston North End staff.

Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to his friend and former England colleague Sir Tom Finney Credit: ITV News

Crowds have amassed at Preston's Deepdale stadium to watch the service, while thousands are also lining the streets to pay their respects.

Sir Tom's image can be seen in the stands at Deepdale Credit: ITV News

A floral tribute from FIFA, the international football federation, offers a tribute to a player described as one of the game's greatest.

A floral tribute from FIFA at the service in Preston Credit: PA

Preston players and manager carry Tom Finney's coffin

Preston North End playing staff and management have carried the coffin of former player Sir Tom Finney into Preston Minster ahead of his funeral service.

Sir Tom Finney's coffin is carried into Preston Minster Credit: ITV News
Players past and present carry the coffin as thousands watch on to say goodbye Credit: ITV News

Sir Tom Finney's funeral cortege arrives at Deepdale

Sir Tom Finney's funeral cortege has arrived at Preston North End's Deepdale stadium, met with applause from fans who have lined the streets to pay tribute.

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