A ten-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a dog at a holiday park. Police were called to Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall, just before 5am yesterday 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.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but the child was pronounced dead before he could be taken to hospital.
Following the attack police launched a search for the dog and its owner.
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 was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter, Devon and Cornwall Police said in a tweet.
The tragedy comes days after a baby, just six weeks old, was mauled by a dog in Hawick in the Scottish borders. The boy is in hospital fighting for his life. So sad.