Boy, 10, dies after being attacked by dog that was shot dead by police

Boy, 10, dies after being attacked by a dog that was shot dead by armed police in Caerphilly

  • Gwent Police said they received reports of a dog attack at about 4pm on Monday
  • Armed police officers rushed to the scene and the dog was destroyed on site
  • Paramedics also attended but 10-year-old boy was declared dead at the scene

A 10-year-old boy has died following reports of a dog attack near Caerphilly in Wales on Monday.

Gwent Police said they were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, at around 3.55pm after receiving reports the boy had been attacked and armed officers were sent to the scene.

Paramedics from the West Ambulance Service attended but the boy – who has not been named – was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. 

The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack, the force said.

A 10-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog at an address in Caerphilly, Wales (pictured), police said tonight. The dog was shot dead by armed police officers on scene

Witnesses said at least 12 police cars as well as forensic officers were on scene this evening

Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said: ‘Officers will be making further enquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.

‘It is possible that you may see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly as part of this work.

‘You may have also seen an increased presence earlier today while officers were attending the incident, but please do not be alarmed.

‘If you have concerns or information then please do stop and talk with us.’

Medics were called but the 10-year-old boy sadly died on scene. Pictured: the street tonight

Local news reports say eyewitnesses reported seeing up to 12 police cars and four ambulances at the scene of an incident on Monday.

Forensic officers were seen examining the area and a police cordon had been put in place this evening.

The police spokesman added: ‘Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 quoting log reference 2100392510.

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

This is a breaking news story. We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. 

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