First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9
A woman arrested after a nine-year-old was mauled to death by a bulldog-type dog has been named.
Nail technician Sadie Totterdell, 28, was arrested by police about 20 miles away from the holiday park where Frankie Macritchie, from Plymouth, was found unresponsive at about 5am on Saturday.
She is understood to be a friend of the family who Frankies mother, Tawnee Willis, 28, was reportedly socialising with while her son was in an adjacent caravan with the dog, alleged to be her own, at the Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall.
It was reported earlier on Monday that the boy had been left alone with the dog, named Winston – despite him already having carried out four less serious attacks, one of which happened just weeks before the fatal incident.
Other families staying on the caravan site said they awoke to Ms Willis screaming the dogs attacked my boy.
Officers were called to the park shortly before 5am and found the youngster in an unresponsive state.
Emergency services attended but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sadies mum Denise Totterdell, 58, told the MirrorOnline: Sadie is not good at all. I am her mother. It is just tragic. It is still too raw we are all trying to still just process it, especially for the family as well.
It is just so, so sad.
Frankies dad Billy Macritchie sent out a Facebook post on Sunday saying his life has been shattered since his son passed.
In a heart-wrenching post, he wrote: My whole world has shattered into a million pieces. Daddy is so lost without you little man, I really dont know how Im ever gonna live without you.
This should never have happened. I wish I could hold you and kiss you forever. You are my whole life and now your gone.
Sleep tight my darling boy, my best friend my everything.
Frankies family was also seen arriving at the scene of the attack to leave flowers and tributes.
His aunt Danielle Macritchie left a bouquet and a handwritten note saying: Im so sorryRead More – Source[contf] [contfnew]