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Ian Price died after suffering multiple injuries in an attack by two suspected American bully XLs. He was left in a critical condition after being attacked by dogs in Stonnall, near Walsall, Staffordshire. The 52-year-old was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but was later confirmed dead. A 30-year-old man from Lichfield has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, Staffordshire Police said. Officers had spoken to the dog’s owner on two previous occasions after being called to incidents in the area, the force said. He has been given 10 more hours to question the suspect. He was initially arrested on suspicion of being in charge of dangerously out-of-control dogs, causing them injuries. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to ban American XL bully dogs, describing them as a “danger to communities”.
Police said the dogs were understood to be XL bullies, but further testing was being carried out to determine their breed. One of the dogs died after being restrained and the other died after a veterinarian gave it an injection, police said. The attack occurred on Main Street at around 15:15 BST on Thursday. Members of the public tried to help Mr Price and tried to get the dogs off him. Meanwhile, children at nearby St Peter’s Primary Academy were prevented from leaving for several hours for safety reasons. One of the dogs was captured outside, while the other was contained in the owner’s apartment. One resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said in March that a woman and her dog were seen being chased into a store by the same two dogs that had killed Mr. Price. “It was a massacre: the two dogs were chasing their dog,” they said. “I think they had taken a few bites. The woman was hysterical but she was unharmed.”
Ian Price was 52 years old.
Killer dogs that mauled hero to death attacked woman weeks before
The resident said the police had been called about the incident, which also saw customers jump on the store’s counter to protect themselves, and the dogs’ owner was given a warning. Officers attended the incident on March 30, confirmed Staffordshire Police, who said the shop was damaged after people from the area “came in”. “No complaints were made in relation to the incident and no crimes were identified,” he said. Officers also spoke with the dog’s owner on Jan. 14, he added. The dog’s owner was “cooperative and positively engaged with officers,” police said. “Both dogs were at the address at the time and appeared to be calm. They did not show any signs of aggression towards the officers.” They reviewed the video of the fatal incident and previous reports and concluded that the material did not meet the criteria for a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Superintendent Tracy Meir, of Staffordshire Police, said the victim’s family was receiving support.
“Detectives are continuing to investigate and we have taken statements, viewed CCTV and carried out house-to-house inquiries in the local area, but we are keen to speak to anyone who has information,” she said at the end of the year, after work had been done on defining the breed. She said she shared “the nation’s horror” regarding videos of recent dog attacks, including Thursday’s incident that “tragically resulted in a death.” A recent dog attack on an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham sparked debate over banning certain breeds of dogs. The girl and two men were attacked by an American thug XL outside shops in Bordesley Green on September 9. Ana Paun, 11, said she had started running after seeing a dog staring at her when she grabbed her hand and started moving her. Following Mr Sunak’s promise to ban the breed, the girl’s mother told the BBC: “We are pleased with this news. “But we would be happier if owners were forced to take better care of their dogs.” However, the Dog Control Coalition, a group including the RSPCA, Battersea Dogs Home and the Royal Kennel Club, said banning specific breeds was not the solution, pointing to “irresponsible breeding, breeding and ownership”.