The holiday park where a child died after being attacked by a dog early this morning has released a statement giving its "deepest sympathies" to the boy's family.

Police officers were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am today, following reports of a ten-year-old boy in an unresponsive state “after being attacked by a dog, believed to be a bulldog-type breed,” a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added: “Emergency services attended but tragically the child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

The holiday park has since released a statement confirming that a death took place in a static caravan. 

The park said: "It is with profound sadness that Tencreek Holiday Park management can confirm that emergency services were called to an incident in a static caravan just before 5am on Saturday 13 April.

"Tragically, a ten-year-old child was pronounced deceased at the scene after being attacked by a dog present in the same caravan.

"Clearly our thoughts are very much with the family involved - they have our deepest sympathies.

"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. Whilst the investigation is underway no further statements will be made."

A search was carried out by police to find the dog and its owner.

Officers arrested a 28-year-old woman in Saltash just after 8am this morning in connection to this matter.

The dog was also found and it has since been transferred to kennels.

Enquiries continue into the incident.