We are now able to name the man who tragically died after being attacked by two dogs in Stonnall yesterday afternoon.
Ian Price, aged 52, was attacked by the dogs on Main Street at around 3.15pm.
The 30-year-old man who arrested on suspicion of being in charge of dogs dangerously out of control and manslaughter, remains in our custody.
Our investigation continues at pace as we try to understand more about events leading up to this horrendous attack.
Both dogs, thought to be XL Bullys, are dead and tests are being carried out to determine their breed.
Our deepest sympathies remain with the family and friends of Ian.
We also understand the shock and upset felt within the village of Stonnall. We’ve got local officers in the area, please speak to them if you need to.
We would encourage anyone who has information, but not yet spoken to us, to do so by calling us on 101 quoting incident number 405 of 14 September. Alternatively you can message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
We will continue to provide further updates as soon as we can.