Boy dies in dog attack at Cornwall holiday park | - South Africa News

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Image caption Police were called to the holiday park just after 05:00 BST

A 10-year-old boy died when he was attacked by a “bulldog-type” dog at a holiday park, police said.

Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall, just before 05:00 BST to reports the boy was “unresponsive”.

He died at the scene and a search was launched to find the dog and owner.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter at 08:00 in Saltash.

Devon and Cornwall Police said she was also arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.

They said the boy’s next of kin were aware and were being supported by police.

Image caption The 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the holiday park on Saturday morning

Officers said the dog had been found and had been transferred to kennels.

‘Police already there’

South Western Ambulance Service said paramedics were sent to the park at 04:42.

Tencreek Holiday Park hosts touring, camping and seasonal pitches as well as static caravans.

Its website says facilities on site include children’s entertainment, an indoor swimming pool and a sports pitch.

In a statement, holiday park manager Robert Ellwood said police had not given him any information about what had happened.

“I arrived this morning and police were already on site,” he said.

“Due to the amount of police we knew it would be something major but we have not been told anything.”

Image caption Police said the dog has been found and is now in kennels

The mayor of Looe, councillor Armand Toms said the “tragedy was so sad for the family” and his thoughts were with them.

He said: “This community will do whatever it can to help.

“It always has done and will in the future and I am speaking not as the town’s mayor but as someone born and bred here.”

Mr Toms said the holiday park had been “part of our community” for about 40 years.

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