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Nominated for Bravery award

Two Gwent Police sergeants confronted an aggressive and large dog responsible for a fatal attack on a 10-year-old boy. Isabelle Coulson and Ross Phillips were among the first to attend the scene of a dog attack in Caerphilly in November 2021, where Jack Lis was sadly killed. Thinking quickly, PS Coulson and PS Phillips acted with the utmost bravery and devised a plan to enter the house where the attack took place. While PS Coulson distracted the dog, PS Phillips was able to enter the property and attend to Jack.

The dog however tried to escape from the house, but PS Phillips managed to keep the dog inside, protecting other members of the public who were outside.

PS Phillips managed to get Jack outside and away from the dog, but tragically found that Jack had died from his injuries. Both PS Phillips and PS Coulson showed exemplary character and they acted with the utmost professionalism in this harrowing and tragic episode.