A woman has been arrested after a 10-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack.The 28-year-old, from Caerphilly, was questioned on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, causing injury resulting in death. She was released on bail. Jack Lis, a 10-year-old boy, was killed in the attack at Pentwyn Penyrheol. A man who attempted to rescue Jack from the dog said that he wished he had done more to help him. Kirk Wiegold said, “That will be with my whole life.” “My thoughts and love are with Jack’s family at this difficult time. “I wish that I could have done more to help the young boy… but I couldn’t do anything. Image source: Kirk Wiegold. Wayne David, a Caerphilly MP, said that the incident was “terrible and horrible” and that it was urgent to review the Dangerous Dogs Act. He said that more protection should be provided for the public.
However, it must be done quickly and efficiently. “What happened in Caerphilly must be viewed in a wider context. There have been many incidents across the country.
Chief Mark Hobrough stated that they have arrested a suspect in connection to the attack and spoken to two others freely. We are now trying to determine if any criminal proceedings occurred. He also advised people to be aware of the “tone” and “language” used in social media comments regarding the identities of any potential suspects. “As this is a live investigation such comments may have an impact on our ability to bring anyone found to have committed a criminal offence to justice,” he added. Jack was a pupil at Cwm Ifor Primary School in Caerphilly, whose headteacher, Gareth Rees, said the whole school community had been “rocked by the tragic events”.
His mother Emma Whitfield also paid tribute to her “beautiful” and “sweet” son. Wayne David Caerphilly Mountain Ash.