Dog attack in rural village leaves man in hospital and 'primary school in lockdown' - as man, 30, arrested

14 September 2023, 22:19 | Updated: 15 September 2023, 00:55

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The attack happened in Stonall, Staffordshire
The attack happened in Stonall, Staffordshire. Picture: Google Street view
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A man was rushed to hospital today after he was attacked by two dogs in a rural village in Staffordshire.

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The dog attack, which took place in Stonall, led to a local primary school being put into lockdown.

Some children were unable to leave the school as police rushed to the scene.

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A spokesperson for Staffordshire Constabulary said: "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. The children have since been allowed to go home.

"A 30-year-old man, from the Lichfield area, has been arrested on suspicion of having dogs dangerously out of control. An investigation is ongoing including the determination of the dogs’ breed."