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Child dies after being 'attacked by dog' in Looe

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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:39am 13th April 2019. (Updated at 10:04am 14th April 2019)

A child has died after reportedly being attacked by a dog near Looe.

Emergency services were called to Tencreek Holiday Park early on Saturday morning.

A 10-year-old boy was found unresponsive at the scene after being 'attacked by a bulldog-type breed'.

Sadly the boy, who has not yet been named, died at the scene.

His family are being looked after by officers.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested three hours later in Saltash, on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter.

The dog has been taken to kennels and and enquiries are on-going.

"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 on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter.

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

"Enquiries continue into this incident."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Tencreek Holiday Park hires out static caravans to holidaymakers and also has pitches for tents and motorhomes.

Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sports pitch, kids' club and a restaurant.

Pirate FM has asked them for a statement about what happened.

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