Stonnall dog attack: Man who died after being bitten by two dogs named as Ian Price

Ian Price (pictured right) was bitten by two dogs, believed to be American XL bullies Credit: Ryan Underwood/ Staffordshire Police

A man who was mauled to death by XL bully dogs near a primary school has been named as Ian Price.

Mr Price, aged 52, was attacked in Main Street, Stonnall, at around 3.15pm on Thursday, and died in hospital that evening.

At the time, police prevented a number of children leaving nearby primary school, St Peter’s Primary Academy.

The two dogs involved were believed to be XL bullies but further tests are being carried out to determine their breed, Staffordshire Police said on Friday.

One of the dogs died after being restrained and the other died after an injection was given by a vet, the force said.

A 30-year-old man, from the Lichfield area, has been arrested on suspicion of having dogs dangerously out of control.

Police have been given more time to question a man who is being held on suspicion of manslaughter after the victim of the dog attack died.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Main Street, Stonall in Walsall at 3.12pm on Thursday.

One ambulance, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midland Air Ambulance from Cosford were deployed to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Upon arrival we found a man who had sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and was in a critical condition.

"Ambulance staff administered advanced life support and advanced trauma care to him at the scene.

"Treatment continued en route to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was conveyed by land ambulance for further treatment.

"Unfortunately, after arrival at hospital, despite the best efforts it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him he was confirmed deceased."

Police at the scene in Main Street, Stonnall Credit: Ryan Underwood

An investigation is ongoing including the determination of the dogs’ breed, Staffordshire Police has confirmed.

Meanwhile, St Peter’s Church of England Primary Academy, which is near the scene of the attack, said pupils and staff are being supported in the wake of the incident.

In a statement, the school said: "Staff at St Peter’s CE Primary Academy were notified (at) around 3.25pm of an incident on Main Street.

"The academy immediately sent a text through to all parents to notify them of the incident, with leaders and teachers advising pupils and parents to return to the academy site.

"The academy gates remained closed until further notification was received by the police; it was safe to reopen the site.

"The actions and behaviours of pupils, staff, and parents during this incident were greatly recognised by the academy.

"St Chad’s Academies Trust who operates St Peter’s CE Primary Academy continues to support the pupils and staff along with colleagues from Lichfield Diocese, Schools Advisory Service, and local clergy in providing as much support as it can to the school community at present.

"The academy has remained open.

"Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family, friends, pupils, parents, and staff at the academy who are hurting from this news."

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