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US NewsBoy, 9, killed by dog was 'alone in caravan with animal'

11:41  15 april  2019
11:41  15 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A nine -year-old boy killed by a family friend's dog has been named - as police revealed the youngster was alone in a caravan when he was attacked by the animal . Frankie Macritchie was killed by a suspected bulldog-type breed at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall

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Boy, 9, killed by dog was 'alone in caravan with animal' © Other Frankie Macritchie had been on holiday at the park

A nine-year-old boy killed by a family friend's dog has been named - as police revealed the youngster was alone in a caravan when he was attacked by the animal.

Frankie Macritchie was killed by a suspected bulldog-type breed at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall, in the early hours of Saturday.

A 28-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control has been released under investigation.

Detective Superintendent Mike West said Frankie, from Plymouth, had been on holiday at the park with a group of adults and the arrested woman was a family friend of the boy.

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A British 9 -year-old boy killed in a savage dog attack was left alone with the “bulldog-type” animal in a mobile home, according to police. “We believe that Frankie was alone in a caravan with the dog as he was attacked, whilst the adults that he was on holiday with were in an adjacent unit,” he said.

A nine -year-old boy who was mauled to death by a dog in a caravan park has been named by police as Frankie Macritchie. The child, from Plymouth, is believed to have been alone in a caravan with a dog as the adults responsible for him remained in an adjacent vehicle.

She was detained at a train station near Plymouth - more than 20 miles from Looe - around three hours after Frankie was attacked, police revealed.

Boy, 9, killed by dog was 'alone in caravan with animal' © Sky Police were called to the caravan park in the early hours of Saturday The dog has been seized and remains in kennels.

Mr West said experts were working to determine if the animal is a banned breed before any decision is taken on whether it should be put down.

He also thanked members of the public and emergency service workers who tried to help Frankie "in deeply upsetting conditions".

People at the holiday park ran towards the caravan after hearing "sounds of distress" and tried to give first aid, Mr West said.

Boy, 9, killed by dog was 'alone in caravan with animal' © Sky News Screen Grab DS Mike West said experts were trying to determine the breed of the dog "We believe that Frankie was alone in a caravan with the dog as he was attacked, whilst the adults that he was on holiday with were in an adjacent unit," he added.

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Frankie, nine , was mauled to death by a bulldog-type breed animal around 4 am Saturday at "We believe that Frankie was alone in a caravan with the dog as he was attacked, whilst the adults The Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall where the tragic youngster was killed by a dog (Image: SWNS).

A nine -year-old boy who was killed by a dog at a holiday park has been named by police. Frankie Macritchie, from Plymouth, was believed to be alone with the “bulldog-type breed” in a holiday caravan before he was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning while those looking after him were in

"These two groups of people were all known to each other and all from the Plymouth area.

"This is a desperately sad event which has seen a nine-year-old boy lose his life whilst on holiday."

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

Boy, 9, killed by dog was 'alone in caravan with animal' © Sky Members of the public staying at the park rushed to Frankie's aid

Management at the holiday park, located on the Cornish coast, offered their "deepest sympathies" to Frankie's family.

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

"Tencreek Holiday Park management continues to help police with their enquiries. The park will remain open offering normal service."

Holidaymakers rent out static caravans at the park, which also has pitches for tents and motorhomes, and facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sports pitch, kids' club and a restaurant.

Malcolm Bell, from Visit Cornwall, said the attack was not reflective of holidaying in the county.

"It's obviously a tragedy and your heart goes out to the family and all those affected," he said.

"Unfortunately we do have these dog incidents across the whole of the country, unfortunately too frequently, and it's just happened to be in Cornwall this time."

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