Boy, 10, killed by dog at Cornish holiday park

Posted By on 13th April 2019

By Peter Tremayne

Police say they are continuing to investigate how a 10-year-old boy died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park near Looe.  The incident is thought to have happened around 4.30am.

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 dog owner and her pet following the incident, arresting a woman in Saltash in south-east Cornwall just after 8am this morning (Saturday.)

Police said a 28-year-old woman was in custody in relation to the attack at the Tencreek holiday park.

The woman is being held on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter. The dog was also found and has been transferred to kennels.



South Western ambulance service said paramedics were sent to the park at 04:42.

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.”