Caerphilly dog attack: 28-year-old woman arrested in connection with death of 10-year-old Jack Lis

Police at the scene in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly, where a 10-year-old boy has died following reports of a dog attack on Monday. The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.
Police at the scene in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly, where a 10-year-old boy has died following reports of a dog attack on Monday. The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.

Jack Lis was mauled to death by a “powerful” and “aggressive” dog on Monday.

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A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after a boy was killed by a dog in Caerphilly.

Gwent Police said they had arrested a woman on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

Jack Lis, 10, was mauled to death at the home of a friend in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, on Monday.

Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said: “As we’ve arrested an individual on suspicion of an offence linked to the attack, and spoken to two others voluntarily, we’re looking to identify where any criminal matters have occurred.

“I understand that there is a lot of interest about this in our communities. It is vital that people are considering the tone and language used in comment posted on social media about the identities of anyone involved in this matter as part of our inquiries.

“As this is a live investigation, such comments may have an impact on our ability to bring anyone found to have committed a criminal offence to justice.”