A MAN has died after being attacked by two dogs near Walsall yesterday (Thursday September 14).

Emergency medics rushed the man to hospital after the incident in Main Street, Stonnall, but he was declared dead shortly after arrival.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it sent one ambulance, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midland Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene after being alerted at 3.12pm and a spokesperson 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 enroute 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.”

Staffordshire Police said of the incident: "A number of people helped to try and get the dogs off the man and contained one of the dogs outside. The other was contained within the owner’s flat.

"We prevented a number of school children leaving local primary school, St Peter’s Primary Academy, for safety reasons."

A 30-year-old man, from the Lichfield area, was arrested on suspicion of having dogs dangerously out of control and an investigation is ongoing including efforts to determine the breed of the animals involved.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to contact police by calling 101, quoting incident 405 of September 14, or via Live Chat online at staffordshire.police.uk 

Alternatively people can share information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.