Published on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Boy killed in holiday park dog attack

A woman has been arrested after a nine-year-old boy died after being attacked by a 'bulldog-type' dog at a Cornish holiday park.

Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am on Saturday morning.

Tragically the child was pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed he was on his own in the caravan with the dog when the tragedy happened. He was on holiday with other adults but they were in another caravan.

Devon and Cornwall police said the boy's next of kin are aware and are being supported by police officers.

Police later arrested a 28-year-old woman at a railway station near Plymouth. She was on suspicion of manslaughter and was later released.

In a statement, holiday park manager Robert Ellwood said: "Clearly our thoughts are very much with the family involved - they have our deepest sympathies."

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