Tributes have been paid to a "happy, cheeky boy" who died in a dog attack a holiday part in south east Cornwall.

Nine-year-old Frankie Macritchie from Plymouth had been on holiday at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe when the incident took place early on Saturday morning.

His family has this morning paid tribute, saying: "Frankie was a very happy, cheeky boy. He had a very special heart and was a fighter from the minute he was born; he was mummy's boy and daddy's soldier.

"Frankie loved playing on his Xbox, singing and dancing, and watching movies cuddled up with his mum, and riding around in dad's car with his cool shades on.

“His Nanna and Grumps love him so very much and he was their little Frankie Doodle.

"He loved trampolining and feeding lambs with his cousins, eating chips on the seafront, and sleepovers at all his aunties' and uncles' houses.

"Our wonderful little Frankie will be so very missed by all of his family with every breath that we take."

The family also thanked all the medical staff, police, staff at Tencreek Holiday Park and the "kind, caring people that came to Frankie's aid."

They added: "We would now like to ask for some privacy to be able to grieve for the loss of our boy.”

Police said enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Frankie's death continue.