Boy, 10, vandalized by bulldog named ‘Beast’ who previously pounced on children – couple locked up

Jack Lis was attacked by the bulldog named Beast while playing after school at a friend’s house last November – a day after a member of the public was injured by the same dog

Jack Lis, 10, was killed by the bulldog while playing at a friend's house
Jack Lis, 10, was killed by the bulldog while playing at a friend’s house

A man and woman have been sentenced to a total of seven years in prison for the death of a 10-year-old schoolboy who was attacked by a dog named Beast.

Jack Lis was beaten to death by the bulldog on November 8 last year while playing at a friend’s house in Penyrheol, near Caerphilly, after school.

Brandon Hayden, 19, walked onto the dock this morning in a gray tracksuit alongside 28-year-old Amy Salter, who wore a black scarf and dress.

The couple had pleaded guilty to being responsible for a dog that got dangerously out of control and caused injuries that resulted in Jack’s death.

Around 30 members of Jack’s family were reportedly seated in the stands on Friday to hear the verdict Wales Online.

Hayden was sentenced to a total of four years and six months in a juvenile detention center and Salter to a total of three years.







Amy Salter, 28, arrives for an earlier hearing at Newport Magistrates’ Court
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Brandon Hayden, 19, also admitted five other offenses involving the bulldog
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In summary, prosecutor Gareth James said: “This case concerns the death on November 8 of a 10-year-old boy named Jack Lis when he was attacked at a friend’s house by a dog named Beast, an XL Bully dog ​​owned by Brandon Hayden and was in the charge of the defendant Amy Salter.

“Beast inflicted catastrophic and non-survivable injuries on Jack, causing his death. Both have pleaded guilty to all of the offenses they face.”

He said Beast had previously attempted to attack a child on a scooter, forcing her to run away out of fear.

Mr James also referred to an incident where Beast jumped over the garden fence and mauled a Jack Russell next door while its owner was chatting with a neighbour.

He added: “Although Ms. Salter saw the incidents, she agreed to allow Beast to remain at the address and provided Beast with shelter, food and water.







Sian Sullivan was injured by the dog (above) on November 7, the day before Jack was attacked
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Firearms police officers were at the scene and destroyed the dog
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“There was only one door preventing him from going upstairs. He was allowed to roam freely around Mrs. Salter’s house with no contraptions or cages to restrain him. Ms. Salter should have been aware of the risks posed by Beast.”

CCTV footage was then played to the court showing three incidents of Beast on a leash jumping and barking at people.

Sentencing, Judge Michael Fitton QC said: “I would like to offer my personal respect to the family, loved ones and everyone who knew him and offer the court’s condolences.

“Each life that this court learns of is valuable in itself, and the value of each life is naturally greater to those who knew and lived the individual.”

He continued: “It is bad enough that a child loses his life at the age of 10, but the circumstances we have heard and read and the pain expressed in intense words in VPS are the unbearable effects and the harm it did to those who knew and loved Jack.

“His death was an extremely tragic and unnecessary event, it should never have happened and never should have happened.”

Both defendants were also banned from owning or indefinitely keeping a dog.







Jack’s family said: “Our boy has made us the proudest parents and the proudest family on the planet”
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The defendants submitted their pleadings at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday and Hayden, from Penyrheol, also admitted five offenses of possession of the bulldog between November 4th and 7th.

Two of those incidents resulted in injuries to two members of the public, Michael Ball and Sian Sullivan, the court had previously heard.

Mr Ball hit the dog after walking past him and being bitten on the arm, the court heard.

Ms. Sullivan was injured by the dog on November 7, the day before Jack was attacked. She went to pet Beast, but he grabbed her hoodie while growling, the court was told.

She cried on the way home after sustaining a chest injury, Mr James said.

During an earlier hearing at Newport Magistrates’ Court on April 7, prosecutor Nathan Fear said all seven offenses in the case were “intertwined” because they involved the same dog.







A funeral for Jack at St Martin’s Church in Caerphilly was attended by hundreds of people
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Mr Fear said: “On November 4 there were three incidents of the dog jumping on individuals, biting another person and being aggressive towards other people.

“There is another offense that day where Michael Ball, who was leaving Topshop, walked past Beast and it jumped up and bit him.

“Then you move to November 7th and there’s another offense where Sian Sullivan was at the same Topshop, first spoke to the defendant Brandon Hayden who assured her the dog wouldn’t bite and just jump up and in By this stage, the dog had bitten and was holding her hoodie, resulting in injuries to her stomach.

“The last incident relates to November 8.”

Mr Fear said Jack entered Salter’s property after school and was standing near the door when the dog jumped on him.

The emergency services, including paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, were called to the house at around 3.55pm but were unable to save him.







Floral tributes were left near the house last November
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He sustained serious head and neck injuries that were described as “unsurvivable”, an investigation that resulted in Jack’s death.

Firearms officers were at the scene and shot the dog.

The animal was later found to be a 43.75 kg (96.5 lb) American Bully or XL Bully, which are not on the Prohibited Breed List.







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In a statement released the day after his death, Jack’s family said: “Our boy has made us the proudest parents and the proudest family on the planet.

“He was the cutest of all boys.”

A funeral for Jack at St Martin’s Church in Caerphilly was attended by hundreds of people wearing red and carrying red balloons in his memory.

A procession of high-end cars including a silver DeLorean DMC-12 and a red Mustang took place before the service in the town and castle.

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