A ten-year-old boy was killed by a vicious dog attack, according to police. The dog was shot and killed on the scene.
After a dog mauled a 10-year-old boy to death on Monday afternoon, police were forced to kill the dog.
On Monday afternoon in Caerphilly’s Penyrheol, a young boy was killed.
Witnesses said they saw 12 police cars and four ambulances at the scene of the incident in Pentwyn, Caerphilly’s Penyrheol neighborhood.
At around 4 p.m., police officers arrived on the scene and shot the dog.
“We were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, Caerphilly at around 3.55pm on Monday, November 8, following reports of a dog attack,” a spokeswoman for Gwent Police said.
“Officers arrived, including specially trained firearms officers, as well as paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, who confirmed that a 10-year-old boy had died on the spot.
“Firearms officers killed the dog, and no other animals were involved in the attack.”
“Officers will be making further inquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses,” Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said on Monday evening.
“As part of this operation, you may notice ongoing police activity in Caerphilly.”
“You may have noticed an increased presence earlier today while officers were responding to the incident, but don’t be alarmed.”
“Please come to a halt and speak with us if you have any concerns or information.”
The death of the boy, according to Councillor Steve Skivens, was a tragic loss.
He also expressed his condolences to the family of the victim.
“Our thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends,” he told Wales Online.
“We’d also like to express our gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who responded to the incident.”
“Unfortunately, we had to euthanize an animal.
“We’re waiting for the police to give us more information.
“It’s a tragic, tragic loss of a young life,” says the mother.
The death of the young boy was also met with sadness by the locals.
He had been a “lovely boy,” according to a local resident who did not want to be identified.
“He was a lovely boy, and so innocent,” she continued.
“It’s just so depressing.”
He was only a child.”