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Two women charged after fatal dog attack

Two women charged after fatal dog attack

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:50pm 12th March 2020. (Updated at 3:20pm 12th March 2020)

Two women have been charged after a schoolboy died following a dog attack in Cornwall.

Frankie Macritchie was staying at Tencreek Holiday Park near Looe when it happened in April 2019.

Members of the public and emergency services rushed to help but the youngster from Plymouth could not be saved.

An inquest was opened and adjourned back in May as the police investigation continued.

Now officers have confirmed that two women have been charged with offences relating to the schoolboy's death.

Frankie Macritchie tribute
Two women have been charged after the death of nine-year-old Frankie Macritchie following a dog attack at a holiday park in Looe

Sadie Totterdell, 29, from Plymouth, has been charged with being the owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

Tawnee Willis, 31, from Plymouth, has been charged with neglecting a young person, causing unnecessary suffering/injury.

Both women appeared at Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Thursday 12th March.

Neither women entered a plea and are out on unconditional bail to appear at Truro Crown Count on 17th April.

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