You will be aware of the horrific death of Ian Price, who was attacked by two dogs near his home in Stonnall on 14 September.
As the devastating news spread, the prime minister Rishi Sunak pledged to ban American bully XL dogs.
A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with Ian’s death and released on police bail, and both dogs have been destroyed.
Our investigation continues, as does our support for Ian’s family.
There have been 532 dog-related crimes over the past year in Staffordshire, which is a 22% increase. Seven people have been charged as a result of investigations, many of which are ongoing.
We have a dedicated team of firearms and dogs specialists who respond and deal with dangerous dogs and offer advice and expertise to other areas of our force. We’re very closely monitoring dog attacks currently, with all cases being reviewed on a daily basis.
Our thoughts remain with Ian’s family as we continue to fully understand the tragic events that led to his tragic death.