- Man Mauled to Death by Two Dogs in Staffordshire
- Rishi Sunak Vows to Outlaw American XL Bullies After Fatal Attack
- Calls to Revise Dangerous Dogs Act Amid Growing Concerns Over Dog Attacks
Some others raced to help the critically injured victim, while police kept elementary school pupils from escaping for safety.
On Thursday afternoon, 52-year-old Ian Price was assaulted outside a Stonnall, Staffordshire, home. Police said they prevented children from exiting a nearby primary school for “safety reasons.”
Mr. Price died in a Birmingham hospital after many life-threatening injuries.
Police believed the two canines involved were American XL bullies, but additional tests were being conducted.
One dog perished after being restrained, while the other was euthanized by a veterinarian.
Superintendent Tracy Meir stated, I’d like to extend my condolences to the family of the man who regrettably lost his life in this heinous dog attack.
“We continue to support them during this incredibly trying period”.
Detectives continue to investigate, and we have taken statements, viewed surveillance footage, and conducted door-to-door inquiries in the local area. But we are eager to speak with anyone who may have information.”
The child had bite marks on his limb and was required to undergo surgery.
According to the MyLondon news website, the animal “shook him so violently that his shoes fell off.”
It is in response to the increasing concern regarding dog attacks.
A ban on XL bullies was already being considered after shocking footage of an 11-year-old girl being brutally assaulted in Birmingham and suffering severe injuries surfaced over the weekend.
The Kennel Club does not recognise the animal as a breed, therefore a ban could affect other dog breeds.
It has resulted in calls for a revision of the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 so that it concentrates “not on the breed but on the deed,” or even for the law to be “sent to the knacker’s yard.”