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Fatal dog attack: Fundraiser for 'pillar of the community' Ian Price's family tops £15,500

A fundraiser for Ian Price, who was fatally attacked by two dogs this week, has surpassed £15,500, as a close friend of the 52-year-old called him a "pillar of the community".

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Ian Price was fatally attacked by two dogs, believed to be XL Bullies, in Stonnall on Thursday.

Mr Price, a husband and father-of-two, was mauled by two dogs, understood to be XL Bullies, just before 3.15pm on Thursday on Main Street in Stonnall, near Walsall. He later died in hospital.

A 30-year-old man was detained on suspicion of being in charge of dogs dangerously out of control and manslaughter following the incident.

It is believed that the Aston Villa fan was visiting his elderly mother and was trying to protect her from the two dogs which killed him.

A close friend of Mr Price, Rob Ellwood, has now set up a fundraiser for Ian's family which had raised more than £14,000 by Sunday morning, with more than 690 people donating to the cause.

In a tribute to his friend, Mr Ellwood said: "Ian Price. An incredibly popular and well-liked resident of Stonnall.

"A loving husband, doting father, son, brother and friend to all who knew him.

Ian Price with Clare Balding. Photo: JustGiving/Rob Ellwood.
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