Woman released under investigation after boy dies in dog attack


A woman who was arrested after a boy was killed by a dog at a caravan park in Cornwall has been released under investigation.

The 28-year-old woman was detained on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control hours after the attack at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe on Saturday.

Emergency services tried to save the youngster, nine, after finding him unresponsive inside a caravan at the venue at just before 5am, but he died at the scene.

Image: The park is a popular holiday venue

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police arrested the woman near Plymouth around three hours later, while the dog – believed to be a bulldog-type breed – was taken to kennels.

The force said on Sunday that she had been released under investigation, with enquiries still ongoing as to how the boy, who has not yet been named, was attacked.


Management at the holiday park, located on the Cornish coast, offered their "deepest sympathies" to his family, who police said were guests from the Plymouth area.

Police were called to Tencreek Holiday Park
Image: Management at the park said it would remain open as normal

"Clearly our thoughts are very much with the family involved-they have our deepest sympathies," Tencreek Holiday Park said a statement.

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"Tencreek Holiday Park staff are to be commended in the way they have dealt with a very distressing incident.

"Tencreek Holiday Park management continues to help police with their enquiries.

"The park will remain open offering normal service."

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