Boy, nine, dies after dog attack at Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall

A nine-year-old boy has died after a dog attack in Cornwall. Credit: ITV News

A nine-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park in Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am on Saturday, following reports of a nine-year-old boy in an unresponsive state after being attacked by a dog.

Emergency services attended but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy’s next of kin are aware and are being supported by police officers.

Following the incident, searches were undertaken to locate the dog, believed to be a bulldog-type breed, and its owner.

The Mayor of Looe, Armand Toms, paid tribute to the youngster and expressed sorrow at the incident.

A 28-year-old woman arrested in connection to the incident has been released until investigation, police confirmed on Sunday.

The woman was detained on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter after the attack on Saturday.

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

Enquiries continue into this incident.