A Lancashire has died after being attacked by two Alsatian dogs.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, had gone into his back yard at 8pm on Friday to try to separate a fight between two Alsatians, which belonged to his housemate.
But the dogs turned on him and mounted a "sustained attack" which left various bite marks to his upper body.
Insp Simon Atkinson of Lancashire Police, said: "He was in the process of trying to separate the dogs.
"Both dogs turned on him and launched a sustained attack in which he received numerous puncture bite marks on his upper body."
The ambulance was called to his home in Reads Avenue, Blackpool, and he was treated at the scene but later died.
Insp Simon Atkinson, said the victim may have fallen and banged his head during or after the attack.
He added: "We cannot dismiss that he has died as a consequence of falling in this incident."
The dogs have now been destroyed at the owner's request.