Boy, 10, killed after dog attack at home before cops shoot animal dead

A TEN-year-old boy has died following a "horrific" dog attack.

Cops confirmed they attended a residential property in South Wales where a dog destroyed by firearms officers.

It has not been confirmed if the boy's death was a result of the dog attack.

The ten-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, cops said.

Eyewitnesses said they saw more than a dozen emergency service vehicles near the address in Pentwyn, near Caerphilly, WalesOnline reports.

One neighbour described the scene as "horrific," adding: "I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life."

Forensic officers are understood to remain at the scene, with several neighbouring properties cordoned off.

Gwent Police confirmed they were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, at around 3.55pm today.

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."

Officers urged anyone with information to call 101.

Local councillor Lindsay Geoffrey Whittle said: "The entire community is in total shock at such a terribly devastating incident.

"We are all thinking of their loved ones. It’s absolutely tragic, heart-breaking.”

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