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Funeral service for dog maul baby

Jaden Macks coffin is carried from the service by family friends
Baby Jaden was laid to rest in a white coffin

The funeral service of a baby mauled to death by two family dogs at his grandmother's house has taken place.

Three-and-a-half-month-old Jaden Mack was attacked in Ystrad Mynach in Caerphilly county borough.

The dogs, a Staffordshire bull terrier and a Jack Russell, were put down after the incident on 6 February.

His family followed as a white coffin was carried into St Martin's Church, Caerphilly, with wreaths including one arranged like Mickey Mouse.

Jaden's grandmother Denise Wilson attended the service, which had two hymns, Morning Has Broken and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert later said Jaden's grandmother told the congregation that the youngster's heart had been donated to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children for research.

Jaden Mack
Jaden Mack died after being snatched from a table by two pet dogs

An inquest this month heard Jaden was mauled to death by the pet dogs after his grandmother fell asleep.

The hearing was told his grandmother had placed him on a dining table, as had happened before with the agreement of his parents, within the front living-dining room.

A police officer giving evidence at the inquest said it appeared she had dropped off to sleep and woke up to find Jaden had been taken from the table, apparently by the two dogs.

His parents, named locally as Chris and Alexandra, were out at the time of the attack, which happened just before midnight on 6 February.

Gwent Police officers conducted a forensic examination of Jaden's grandmother's home, but there was no criminal investigation.

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