XL bully dogs to be banned as man killed in latest attack - live updates

Rishi Sunak commits to ban by the end of the year a day after Ian Price was mauled to death in Stonnall by two dogs.

Police have named the victim of the dog attack in Stonnall as Ian Price. (PA)
Police have named the victim of the dog attack in Stonnall as Ian Price. (PA)

Rishi Sunak has vowed to ban American XL bully dogs by the end of the year following a series of attacks.

The prime minister made the promise the day after a man was mauled to death by two dogs – that police have said are suspected to be bully XLs – in Stonnall, Staffordshire. Last weekend, a video of another incident went viral when an 11-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in Birmingham.

On Friday, Ian Price was named by police as the victim of the incident in Stonnall, while a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

One of the dogs died after being restrained and the other died after an injection was given by a vet, the force said, adding that both were believed to be XL bullies but further tests are being carried out to determine their breed.

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    Man mauled to death by two dogs in Walsall named by police

    The man who was killed by two dogs in Staffordshire has been named by police as Ian Price, 52.

    Price is believed to have been leaving his elderly mother's home when he was set upon by the animals, inflicting fatal injuries that Price succumbed to shortly after being taken to hospital.

    Bystanders attempted to help Price, throwing wheelie bins at the dogs with one neighbour using a stick to try to stop the attack.

    Following a spate of similar attacks, the government has announced that it will ban the American XL Bully dog by the end of the year, Rishi Sunak has said.

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