Woman and man to appear in court over death of boy, 10. mauled to death by 115lb dog in Caerphilly

Woman and man to appear in court over death of boy, 10. mauled to death by 115lb dog in Caerphilly 2
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Two people have been charged over the horrific death of ten-year-old boy mauled to death by a dog called Beast.

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Little Jack Lis suffered ‘severe injuries to the head and neck’ when he was set upon while playing at his friend’s home.

A 28-year-old woman and 19-year-old man will appear in court in connection with Jack’s death.

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Jack had gone to his friend’s house after finishing school in Penyheol, Caerphilly, when the tragedy happened in November last year.

Tragic Jack Lis, pictured, was with a school friend when he was attacked by a dog on Monday

Tragic Jack Lis, pictured, was with a school friend when he was attacked by a dog on Monday

An inquest into his death earlier heard Jack was attacked by a dog after he entered a friends home. Police later destroyed the dog, pictured

An inquest into his death earlier heard Jack was attacked by a dog after he entered a friends home. Police later destroyed the dog, pictured

The pair, who haven’t been named, are understood to have taken American bully Beast from a breeder just days before the tragedy.

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Both are charged with being in the charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

The 19-year-old man is accused of five further offences connected to two alleged attacks by the dog in the days before Jack’s death.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hobrough said: ‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised charges for two people who were previously arrested on suspicion of the offence of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

‘The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings are active and all the defendants have a right to a fair trial.

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‘It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

‘This development does not also mean that our investigation has concluded; it is still active, and we will speak any other person of interest as our enquiries into this matter continue.

‘Since we started this investigation in November, there has been significant interest about this in our communities.

Jack Lis, pictured, suffered unsurvivable injuries to the head an neck after he was attacked by a dog, his inquest heard

Jack Lis, pictured, suffered unsurvivable injuries to the head an neck after he was attacked by a dog, his inquest heard

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Coroner Caroline Saunders said Jack's death had been 'violent and unnatural'. The inquest into his death has been adjourned pending the outcome of any criminal proceedings

Coroner Caroline Saunders said Jack’s death had been ‘violent and unnatural’. The inquest into his death has been adjourned pending the outcome of any criminal proceedings

‘It is vital that people continue to think about how their social media comments or posts could impact an ongoing investigation, and Jack’s grieving family.

‘Once again, my condolences and thoughts are with Jack’s family, friends, school friends and everyone affected by this within the community.’

Beast’s former owner Lee Jenkins, 35, was also questioned by police but was later released.

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An inquest into Jack’s death heard the youngster had been ‘playing with a friend’ in Penyrheol, Caerphilly, South Wales.

The pair went to his friend’s home in a neighbouring street when the attack happened on November 8 last year.

Two people are set to appear at Newport Magistrates' Court on April 7 charged over Jack's death

Two people are set to appear at Newport Magistrates’ Court on April 7 charged over Jack’s death 

Senior coroner Caroline Saunders told the inquest in Newport: ‘Upon entering the home Jack was attacked by a dog’.

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The inquest heard paramedics were called but Jack’s injuries were ‘unsurvivable’ and he was pronounced dead just after 4pm.

After the hearing, Jack’s family paid tribute to the youngster in a statement.

They said: ‘We are absolutely heartbroken. Our lives will never be the same without Jack.

‘This is not something any parent should ever have to be writing.

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‘We have so many words we want to say about our beautiful boy, but they do not seem enough.

‘We love him more than words can describe. Our boy made us the proudest parents and family on the planet. He was the sweetest of boys.

‘We will forever miss his quirky ways and his stories that he would spend so long telling us.

‘He’s forever in our hearts. Sweet dreams Jack, our perfect boy.’

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The two, who haven’t been named, will appear at Newport Magistrates Court on April 7.

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