Tributes to 10-year old boy, Jack Lis, killed in Wales dog attack

9 November 2021, 11:10 | Updated: 9 November 2021, 16:13

The boy has been named as 10-year-old Jack Lis
The boy has been named as 10-year-old Jack Lis. Picture: Alamy/LBC

By Will Taylor

Tributes have been left to the "sweet" 10-year-old boy who was killed in a dog attack in South Wales.

Tributes have been left to the "sweet" 10-year-old boy who was killed in a dog attack in South Wales.

The child has been named as Jack Lis, with police confirming the boy's identity on Tuesday morning.

Armed police deployed to Pentwyn near Caerphilly on Monday afternoon and "destroyed" the animal.

Jack's mother Emma Whitfield said earlier on Tuesday on Facebook: "With so much heart break and before close friends and family see his name in the news, I have to announce our beautiful boy Jack was taken so tragically yesterday.

"It was not our dog nor did it happen at our family home. He was out to play. We need the speculation to stop."

She added: "We love you so much our sweet sweet boy."

Gwent Police said officers were sent to the scene at about 3.55pm after reports of a dog attack, with paramedics also dispatched.

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.

Read more: Boy, 10, dies after being mauled by dog in South Wales

"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."

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 using reference 2100392510, or use Facebook or Twitter to direct message on Facebook or Twitter.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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