A three-year-old boy is in hospital after he was attacked by a dog in the garden of a home.
The toddler was bitten by the pitbull terrier breed in Kilmarnock, in Ayrshire, and suffered injuries to his face.
The incident happened in the garden at around 8pm on Tuesday when the boy was approached by the animal, who is not believed to be a family pet.
It is understood the child was playing in the garden when he was attacked by the dog.
An ambulance took the youngster to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment where his condition is described as stable.
Officers said a 25-year-old man will be subject to a report to the procurator fiscal.
A police spokeswoman said: “Around 8pm on Tuesday July 15 Police Scotland received a report of a three-year-old-boy having sustained a facial injury after being attacked by a pit bull dog in a garden in Kilmarnock.
“The child was taken to Crosshouse hospital where he received surgery to a facial injury. He has been detained and staff described his condition as stable.”