12/06/2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Officers were called to an address in Penyrhoel where a 10-year-old was later confirmed as dead by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.
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We were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, Caerphilly at around 3.55pm on Monday 8 November, following reports of a dog attack.

Officers attended, including specially-trained firearms officers, alongside paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, who confirmed that a 10-year-old boy had died at the scene.

He can now be named as Jack Lis.

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.”

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

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

You can also send us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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