Dog nicknamed ‘Beast’ that mauled 10-year-old boy to death was not banned breed

[ad_1]

Jack Lis died after being attacked by a dog at a friend’s house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, on November 8, suffering severe injuries to his head and neck” before the dog was shot dead by police

Jack Lis, 10, who was mauled to death by a dog at the home of a friend
Jack Lis, 10, who was mauled to death by a dog at the home of a friend

Police have confirmed the breed of the dog which mauled a 10-year-old boy to death.

Jack Lis died after being attacked by a dog at a friend’s house in Caerphilly at roughly 4pm on November 8.

An inquest into Jack’s death heard how a 10-year-old boy suffered “severe injuries to his head and neck” before the dog was shot dead by police at Pentwyn, Penyrheol.

Officers have now confirmed that the eight-stone dog, known as “Beast”, was an American bulldog, reports Wales Online.

In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon Gwent Police said the breed is not banned in the UK.

Chief superintendent Mark Hobrough, who is in charge of the case, said: “The work to identify the breed of dog involved in this attack has concluded with the dog legislation officer’s report classifying the breed as an American bulldog.

Police have now confirmed that the eight-stone dog, known as “Beast”, was an American bulldog
(

Image:

Supplied via Mirror photographer Rowan Griffiths)

“This breed does not feature on the list of banned dogs and is therefore not illegal to own in this country.”

A 28-year-old woman from the Caerphilly area was arrested 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.

Last week hundreds of people paid tribute to Jack and his family by lining the streets in Caerphilly on the day of his funeral.

Jack’s favourite cars led a procession which stopped for a time outside Cwm Ifor Primary School as his school friends released balloons.

The coffin of Jack Lis leaves St. Martin’s Church, Caerphilly after his funeral
(

Image:

PA)

At the service Jack’s mother Emma paid tribute to her son, saying: “My beautiful baby boy, I don’t know where to begin. I’ve spent the last 10 years watching you grow and we started to see you grow into the most amazing man.

“My heart aches so badly I won’t get the chance to see you grow. I’ll forever miss your stories about the games on the PlayStation, the cars you built on the games. But most of all I’ll miss your voice my boy and I’d give anything to hear you again. This isn’t a goodbye, it’s a see you later dude.”

Inquires are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the force on 101 quoting log reference 2100392510.

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

Read More

Read More



[ad_2]
www.mirror.co.uk

See also  UK's rising Covid cases compared to other countries

Related Posts

George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.