Caerphilly dog attack: Eight stone pitbull 'that killed 10-year-old boy' pictured

Caerphilly dog attack: Eight stone pitbull 'that killed 10-year-old boy' pictured
A 10-year-old boy has died following reports of a dog attack near Caerphilly in Wales.

Gwent Police said they were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, at around 3.55pm on Monday and confirmed the child had died at the scene.

The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack, the force said.

Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said: "Officers will be making further enquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.

"It is possible that you may see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly as part of this work.


"You may have also seen an increased presence earlier today while officers were attending the incident, but please do not be alarmed.

"If you have concerns or information then please do stop and talk with us."

Caerphilly MP Wayne David told Wales Online: "Naturally I'm extremely saddened and upset at what's happened. It must be appalling for the family.

"It's important that the community pulls together and works closely with police.

"It's difficult to speculate at this time - the circumstances that have happened, we need to learn lessons going forward."

Local councillor Lindsay Geoffrey Whittle said: "The entire community is in total shock at such a terribly devastating incident.

"We are all thinking of their loved ones. It's absolutely tragic, heart-breaking."

One nearby resident, who asked not to be named, said: "He was a lovely boy and so harmless. It's just so sad. He was so young."

Jack Lis was described as a 'beautifuul' boy in a tribute from his distraught mother.
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Jack Lis was described as a 'beautifuul' boy in a tribute from his distraught mother.
A nearby resident told the PA news agency: "The dog has been a nuisance on the estate for a bit of a time. I took our son down to the local shop a few days ago, and he was down there then and he was lunging at my son.

"My son is three years old and I had to pick up my son just to move around the dog because of the size on him. He was absolutely huge.

"He wasn't a pet - he was taking the owner for a walk, you know. He was massive."