Watch: Procession of sports cars at funeral of 10-year-old killed in dog attack
A procession of cars guided the coffin of 10-year-old schoolboy Jack Lis to his funeral this afternoon, after he was killed in a dog attack in South Wales.
Jack, from Pentwyn, Penyrheol, died after being mauled by the dog while playing at a friend’s house after school on Monday, 8 November.
He suffered “unsurvivable” injuries and was pronounced dead just after 4pm.
A service for him was held at St Martin’s Church, Caerphilly, at midday on Thursday, following the procession of Jack's favourite cars through the town.
A fundraiser set up on behalf of Jack’s mother, Emma Whitfield, to help pay for his funeral has to date raised more than £16,000.
Ms Whitfield and Jack’s father have described him as “the sweetest of boys”, and said he had made them the “proudest parents”.
The heartbroken family said their “lives will never be the same without Jack”.
They added: “We will forever miss his quirky ways and his stories that he would spend so long telling us.”
A 28-year-old woman from Caerphilly has been arrested in connection with the dog attack.
Gwent Police said the dog involved in the attack was 15 months old but the force is still working to identify its breed.
Two men – a 34-year-old from the Mountain Ash area and a 19-year-old from the Caerphilly area – were both released after voluntarily speaking to police over being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control.
Jack and his friend were alone when the attack happened.
Jack’s friend sought the help of a neighbour who lived several doors down on the same street, but the man was unable to stop the dog.
Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the attack but they were unable to save the boy.
The dog was shot by firearms officers who also attended the scene.
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