Caerphilly dog attack: Mum’s tribute to ‘sweet’ boy who died

Caerphilly dog attack: Mum’s tribute to ‘sweet’ boy who died

A mother of a 10-year old boy who was attacked by a dog on Monday afternoon has paid tribute to her son. Jack Lis died at Pentwyn, Penyrheol (Caerphilly) Officers destroyed the dog. Emma Whitfield, Emma’s mum, posted on Facebook: “With so many heartbreak and before close friends see his name in news, I must announce that our beautiful boy Jack was taken so tragically yesterday. She said that it was not our dog and did not happen at our home.

He was just out to play.  Our sweet, sweet boy, we love you so much. “A neighbor said that someone ran to help Jack. Gareth Rees, the head teacher at Cwm Ifor Primary School, said that the entire school community was “devastated” by the events of the past 24 hour.

Today, the community is shocked and sad. A wet and murky day in Caerphilly mirrors many’s mood. Gwent Police Chief Mark Hobrough confirmed that the attack did not occur in Jack’s home, but in a nearby property.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and declared the boy dead. “My condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with Jack’s family and friends,” Ch Supt. Hobrough stated. “Officers continue to investigate the incident and will be present at the scene as they progress. “Neighbors described being alerted to “screaming in the street” on Monday afternoon.

Lorrine Urvine, Resident, said: “The children – they were hysterical. “I’ve never seen so many police vehicles in my life.” “Neighbor Tracey Lawrence stated: “The little boy who lives there ran over and told a neighbor that the dog was attacking him friend.

The neighbour couldn’t help the boy and couldn’t save him. “Headteacher Mr Rees described Jack to be a bright and caring pupil who was well-liked by his peers and the teaching staff. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

We now need to give ourselves time and space to heal as a school community. He said that support would be available to staff and pupils over the next few days “as we deal with this devastating news”.

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