CCTV shows XL Bully dog lunging at pedestrians days before it killed boy, 10

10 June 2022, 13:52 | Updated: 10 June 2022, 18:15

CCTV footage shows a dog lunging at people just days before it killed 10-year-old Jack Lis
CCTV footage shows a dog lunging at people just days before it killed 10-year-old Jack Lis. Picture: Gwent Police/Alamy

By Asher McShane

CCTV footage has shown an XL bully dog lunging at pedestrians in the street just days before it mauled a 10-year-old boy to death.

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The footage shows the American bully, called Beast, knocking someone off a scooter and lunging at several other passers-by in the days leading up to the fatal attack on Jack Lis.

The dog also knocked items out of a woman's arms.

A man holding the lead struggled to stop the animal.

XL Bully dog lunges at pedestrians days before killing boy, 10

Jack was attacked by the American bully or XL bully dog while playing with a friend at a house after school in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly, on November 8 2021.

A man and a woman admitting being in charge of the dog.

On Friday Brandon Hayden, 19, was jailed for four years and six months at Cardiff Crown Court.

Amy Salter, 29, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment.

Both were banned from owning a dog indefinitely.

Both defendants pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing.

Jack was attacked shortly after he had left school at around 4pm on November 8 2021. He suffered ‘unsurvivable’ injuries to the head and neck after being mauled by the dog.

The dog Beast was later shot and killed by armed police. Ryan Randall of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Our thoughts remain with Jack, along with his family and friends, who have suffered a heart-wrenching loss.

"Despite warnings from the previous owner, and knowing its aggression, Hayden and Salter left the animal at the house without taking any proper measures to control it, their failure to do so had catastrophic consequences."