Thursday, 1 Jun 2023

Police hunt dogwalker after mastiff cross attacks dog in Caerphilly

Police hunt dogwalker after mastiff cross attacks dog in Asda car park in town where two have been killed by XL Bully breeds

  • Shirley Patrick, 83, died in December after being attacked by an XL Bully cross
  • Jack Lis, 10, was also killed by a similar breed of dog last year in Caerphilly

A mystery dog-owner is being hunted by police after an attack in a supermarket car park – in a town previously hit by two tragic deaths by deadly animals. 

Police issued a photograph of the man being sought in the town described as a ‘hot-spot’ for dangerous dog attacks after the spate of injuries and seizures of animals.

It comes after great-great grandmother Shirley Patrick, 83, and schoolboy Jack Lis, 10, were killed by XL Bully breeds and the seizure at least 13 animals by police in the town of Caerphilly, South Wales.

Officers want to speak to a man over a ‘serious’ dog attack in a supermarket car park when another animal was savaged by a cross-breed animal.

Gwent Police revealed that a shopper was walking their dog on a lead when it was approached by an off-lead dog, described as a mastiff cross great Dane.

Police are looking for this man in relation to a ‘serious’ dog attack in a supermarket car park in Caerphilly when another animal was savaged by a cross-breed animal

The attack occurred in the car park of an Asda in the town in south Wales, where two people were killed by XL Bully breeds last year

This animal then bit their dog causing serious injury. The injured dog was taken to the vets for treatment and is now recovering at home.

Read more – Pictured: Grandmother, 83, who died after being mauled by XL Bully in her home and neighbours reported ‘all hell broke loose’

‘Officers would like to speak to this man, who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries,’ Gwent Police said in a statement.

The incident is reported to have taken place in the car of the Asda store on Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly – at around 4.30pm on Thursday, March 2.

Police have seized 13 dogs on suspicion of being banned breeds in tragedy-hit Caerephilly.

Tragic Jack and Shirley lived just half a mile away from each other in Penyrheol, Caerphilly, South Wales, and died one year apart.

Gwent Police have now revealed that warrants have been carried out in the town to seize a number of suspected pit bull-type animals.

Mrs Patrick died in hospital 17 days after suffering ‘life-threatening injuries’ to her head, body, face and arms by a black XL Bully cross Cane Corso breed.

Shirley Patrick, 83, (pictured) died in December. She spent 17 days in hospital after being savaged by a powerful XL bully at her own home in Caerphilly, South Wales

Jack Lis, 10, (pictured) was mauled to death by a killer XL Bully dog named Beast while visiting a friend’s house in Caerphilly in November 2021

Her daughter Gail Jones, 63, said her mum had been suffering with dementia when she was attacked in December last year.

Her death came one year after little Jack was killed by a seven stone XL Bully named Beast in November 2021.

Jack had been playing with a friend after school when they went to the house where Beast was roaming around downstairs and then bit his face, head and neck.

Amy Salter, 29, and Brandon Hayden, 19, were in charge of the raging animal when it attacked Jack after school in November last year.

Hayden was later jailed for four years and six months while Salter was given a three-year sentence at Cardiff Crown Court.

Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, is calling for a change in the law to make sure owners have a responsibility to train their dogs properly so they are not a threat.

Mr David, 65, who represents the town, previously said he will ‘continue to campaign until the law is changed’ after progress stalled in Westminster.

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