Boy (10) dies after attack by a dog in Cornwall caravan park

Woman (28) is arrested on suspicion of having a dangerously out of control dog

Boy died after attack at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe. File image. PA

Boy died after attack at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe. File image. PA

 

A 10-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park.

Police say a 28-year-old woman is now in police custody in relation to the attack at the Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall, at about 5am.

The boy, who has not been named, was found dead by police at the scene following the attack by the dog, described as a “bulldog-type breed”.

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a search for the woman dog owner and her pet following the incident, eventually arresting her in Saltash in south-east Cornwall just after 8am on Saturday.

The woman is being held in custody on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter.

The dog was also found and has been transferred to kennels. - PA