A MAN has reportedly been arrested in Marbella this morning in connection with the dog poisoning case.

Local sources say the suspect was picked up in the Lose Tres Jardines in San Pedro and was allegedly carrying a bag containing poison.

It comes after some 16 dogs and one cat have been killed by poison in the Marbella and San Pedro area over the past two months.

UPDATE: The man was found not to be in possession of poison after being detained by police