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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 Jack Lis, a 10-year-old boy, had died at the scene.
A dog legislation expert, who is assisting our investigation, has completed the identification process to determine the breed of dog involved in the attack.
Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said:
“The work to identify the breed of dog involved this attack has concluded.
“In the view of the dog legislation officer’s report, the breed of dog has been classified as an American or XL bully.
“Neither of these breeds feature on the list of banned dogs and is therefore not illegal to own in this country.”
We’ve arrested a 28-year-old woman from the Caerphilly area on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death. She was later released on conditional bail.
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.
Enquires are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting log reference 2100392510.
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