The boy who was killed during a dog attack at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe has been named as nine-year-old Frankie Macritchie, from Plymouth.

His next of kin are being supported by specialist detectives.

The tragedy unfolded when the child died after being attacked by a dog early on Saturday morning. 

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

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

The park said: "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."

Officers later arrested a 28-year-old woman in Plymouth on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and manslaughter and has since been released under police investigation, pending further inquiries.

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