A school boy was killed in a dog attack in Wales today.
The 10-year-old died after he was reportedly “mangled” by the animal that was later shot.
The tragic incident took place in Caerphilly tonight reports WalesOnline.
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Gwent police confirmed that officers had been called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrheol at around 3:55 p.m.
They responded to reports of a dog attack.
Pictures from the crime scene showed a large presence of rescue workers on the street tonight.
In a statement, Gwent police confirmed the youngster’s tragic loss of life and said he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gun officials used the affected animal, the statement said.
Full statement by Gwent police after the boy was killed by a dog
The full statement from the Gwent Police Department said:
“Officials were in attendance, including specially trained firearms officers, along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, who confirmed that a 10-year-old boy had died on the scene.
“The dog was destroyed by gun officials and no other animals were involved in the attack.
Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough added, “The officers will be investigating further at this point and will remain on the ground during the investigation.
“It is possible that as part of this work you will see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly. You may also have seen an increased presence today while officers were attending the incident, but please do not be alarmed.
“If you have any concerns or information, please stop and speak to us.”
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