Woman, 28, arrested after Wales dog attack death

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A 28-year-old woman has been arrested following a dog attack in Wales in which a 10-year-old boy died.

A 28-year-old woman from Caerphilly has been arrested following a dog attack in Wales in which a 10-year-old boy died.

Gwent Police confirmed that the dog had been destroyed: “The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack.”

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The woman was questioned on suspicion of owning a dangerously out of control dog causing injuries that resulted in death. She has been released on bail.

The incident happened on Monday, November 8, when police were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, Caerphilly, at around 3:50pm following reports of a dog attack.

As reported by WalesOnline earlier that afternoon, residents in the area had reported a lot of activity, with emergency vehicles arriving into the neighbourhood. At least 12 police patrol cars and four ambulances were reported to be involved.


10-year-old Jack Lis died at the scene.

Two men, one 34 and from Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf, and one 19 from Caerphilly, voluntarily spoke with police in relation to the same offence, they have also been released.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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