A ten-year-old boy killed in a canine assault close to close to Caerphilly in South Wales has been named by Gwent Police as Jack Lis.
Armed police had been despatched to an tackle in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, at 3.55pm on Monday, accompanied by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.
They confirmed a toddler had died on the scene.
The canine was destroyed by firearms officers and no different animals had been concerned.
Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough stated: “My condolences and ideas are with Jack’s household, buddies, college buddies and everybody affected by this throughout the group.
“We are able to verify that the assault didn’t occur in the home owned by Jack’s household, however inside one other property on a close-by avenue.
“Officers are persevering with to make additional enquiries at the moment and can stay on the scene because the investigation progresses.
“There will likely be a major presence of officers on this space of Caerphilly as our enquiries proceed. Please don’t be alarmed.
“When you’ve got issues or data then please do cease and discuss with us.”
Anybody with data is requested to name us on 101, quoting log reference 2100392510.