Woman, 28, arrested after 10-year-old boy Jack Lis dies in dog attack in Caerphilly

Flowers left outside the house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly where Jack Lis a 10-year-old boy was killed by a dog on Monday. A forensic crime scene investigator is seen outside the house. The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.
Flowers left outside the house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly where Jack Lis a 10-year-old boy was killed by a dog on Monday. A forensic crime scene investigator is seen outside the house. The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.

A 28-year-old from the local area was questioned on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death

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A woman has been arrested following a fatal dog attack in South Wales which killed a 10-year-old boy.

Jack Lis died after being attacked at an address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, Caerphilly on Monday.

A 28-year-old from the local area was questioned on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death. She was later released on bail.

Police were called to the scene at around 3.55pm but Jack died at the scene.

Two men – a 34-year-old from the Mountain Ash area and a 19-year-old from the Caerphilly area – attended voluntarily in relation to an offence of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death. Both were later released.

Flowers left outside the house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly where Jack Lis a 10-year-old boy was killed by a dog on Monday. The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.
Flowers left outside the house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly where Jack Lis a 10-year-old boy was killed by a dog on Monday. The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.

Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said: “As our investigation continues, we will be removing our scenes from the area and the work to identify the breed of dog involved is also progressing.

“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 comments posted on social media about the identities of anyone involved in this matter as part of our enquiries.

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

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