Boy, 10, mauled to death by dog at holiday park in Cornwall

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Boy, 10, mauled to death by dog at holiday park in Cornwall

A ten-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog at a holiday park during the school Easter holidays.

Police were called to Tencreek Holiday Park, in Looe, Cornwall, just before 5am on Saturday to reports of the youngster being in an ‘unresponsive’ state.

Cops say he had been attacked by a dog, believed to be a bulldog-type breed.

GV of the Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall where a 10-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a dog April 13, 2019. See SWNS story SWPLmaul. Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am this morning, following reports of a 10-year-old boy in an unresponsive state after being attacked by a dog, believed to be a bulldog-type breed. Emergency services attended but tragically the child was pronounced deceased at the scene. The boy?s next of kin are aware and are being supported by police officers. Following this incident, searches were undertaken to locate the dog and its owner. Police arrested a 28-year-old woman in Saltash just after 8am this morning in connection to this matter. The dog was also located which has since been transferred to kennels.

Officers outside the Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall  (Picture: SWNS)

Emergency services attended but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

One woman, 28, was arrested three hours later in Saltash, Cornwall, 15 miles from where the incident occurred at the park in Looe, Cornwall, and remains in police custody.

She has been detained on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter.

At the point, it is unclear whether the victim knew the dog before the attack.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘The boy’s next of kin are aware and are being supported by police officers.

‘Following this incident, searches were undertaken to locate the dog and its owner.

‘Police arrested a 28-year-old woman in Saltash just after 8am this morning in connection to this matter.

‘The dog was also located which has since been transferred to kennels.

‘Enquiries continue into this incident.’

GV of the Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall where a 10-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a dog April 13, 2019. See SWNS story SWPLmaul. Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am this morning, following reports of a 10-year-old boy in an unresponsive state after being attacked by a dog, believed to be a bulldog-type breed. Emergency services attended but tragically the child was pronounced deceased at the scene. The boy?s next of kin are aware and are being supported by police officers. Following this incident, searches were undertaken to locate the dog and its owner. Police arrested a 28-year-old woman in Saltash just after 8am this morning in connection to this matter. The dog was also located which has since been transferred to kennels.

The Tencreek holiday park is popular for touring, camping and caravan holidays (Picture: SWNS)

Tencreek holiday park describes itself as ‘the number one choice for great value touring, camping and caravan holidays near Looe and Polperro, on Cornwall’s stunning south coast.’

Manager of the park Robert Ellwood said: ‘I arrived this morning and police were already on site. Due to the amount of police we knew it must be something major but we have not been told anything.

‘I have asked the police but they won’t give us any information.’

One witness said: ‘Police have been here all morning and checking what was going on. There are police stopping people going in and a static caravan has been sealed off.

‘The park is effectively in lock down and we have heard there has been a fatality. It is so sad to hear a child is involved. Just awful.’

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