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Boy, 10, killed in dog attack near Caerphilly is named by police

Written by on 9th November 2021

A 10-year-old boy killed in a dog attack near near Caerphilly has been named by Gwent Police as Jack Lis.

Armed police were sent to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, at 3.55pm on Monday, accompanied by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.
They confirmed a child had died at the scene.

The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved.

Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said: “My condolences and thoughts are with Jack’s family, friends, school friends and everyone affected by this within the community.
“We can confirm that the attack did not happen in the house owned by Jack’s family, but inside another property on a nearby street.

“Officers are continuing to make further enquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.
“There will be a significant presence of officers in this area of Caerphilly as our enquiries continue. Please do not be alarmed.
“If you have concerns or information then please do stop and talk with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting log reference 2100392510.