POLICE have made an arrest in connection with the fatal dog attack in Caerphilly in which 10-year-old Jack Lis died.

A woman, 28, has been arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death, Gwent Police said today.

She has been released on conditional bail.

Two other people – a 34-year-old man from the Mountain Ash area and a 19-year-old man from the Caerphilly area – met with police 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.

Work is ongoing to identify the type of dog involved in the attack and to find out whether it was a prohibited breed.

“As our investigation continues, we will be removing our scenes from the area and the work to identify the breed of dog involved is also progressing," said chief superintendent Mark Hobrough.

“As we’ve arrested an individual on suspicion of an offence linked to the attack, and spoken to two others voluntarily, we’re looking to identify where any criminal matters have occurred."

South Wales Argus: Gwent Police chief superintendent Mark Hobrough.Gwent Police chief superintendent Mark Hobrough.


He added: “I understand that there is a lot of interest about this in our communities.

“It is vital that people are considering the tone and language used in comment posted on social media about the identities of anyone involved in this matter as part of our enquiries.

“As this is a live investigation such comments may have impact on our ability to bring anyone found to have committed a criminal offence to justice.”

How you can help police with this case

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log reference 2100392510.

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