Boy, 10, mauled to death in ‘crazed’ dog named as mum pays tribute

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The 10-year-old boy who was mauled to death in a horror dog attack on Monday has been identified as his family have paid tribute.

The schoolboy, Jack Lis, was killed in Caerphilly, South Wales, on November 8.

Chief Super Hobrough said that officers were not yet in a position to confirm what breed of dog the animal was but it was described as a "large and powerful dog. It was acting aggressively at the scene."

Jack's family has paid tribute to their "sweet, sweet boy".

Writing on Facebook, Emma Whitfield wrote: "With so much heartbreak 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 love you so much our sweet, sweet boy," she added.

The close-knit community has expressed its sorrow and offered support to the boy's family with flowers that were left at the scene this morning.

Member of the Senedd for Caerphilly, Hefin David said: "I'm sure members are aware of the tragic events that took place yesterday in Penyrheol in my constituency where a young 10-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a domestic dog.

"The boy has been named as Jack Lis and I'm sure everyone in this chamber would wish to send their condolences and best thoughts to the family and the community of Penyrheol, who undoubtedly will rally around these circumstances.

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"I'd also like to say that on behalf of my fellow regional colleagues in the Conservative party and Plaid Cymru as I know we all feel the same."

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.

“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 is asked to call us on 101, quoting log reference 2100392510.

You can also send us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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