Sunday, April 14, 2019

CORNWALL ENGLAND - FRANKIE MACRITCHIE, 9, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY A " BULLDOG-TYPE BREED" AFTER APPARENTLY BEING LEFT ALONE WITH THE ANIMAL IN A MOBILE HOME AT TENCREEK HOLIDAY PARK


METRO GRAB FACEBOOK Tawnee Willis pictured with her son Frankie Willis who was mauled to death at Cornwall caravan park https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156827805840225&set=a.10150600807165225&type=3&theater

UPDATE: 'Large 7-year-old "bulldog-cross' Winston 'has a history of attacks' and was often muzzled just weeks before tragic death of boy, 9

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8863348/schoolboy-savaged-to-death-by-devil-dog-4-previous-attacks/

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A ten-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog at a seaside holiday park yesterday.
The horrific attack allegedly by a  'BULLDOG-TYPE BREED'  took place near the town of Looe in South- East Cornwall.

A 28-year-old woman believed to be the dog's owner was spotted shortly afterwards covered in blood. She claimed she had been attacked by her boyfriend and was pleading for help to leave the scene.
A woman accompanied by a dog was later arrested on a train on suspicion of manslaughter 15 miles away in Saltash near Plymouth.
The dog has since been transferred to kennels.
Police were called to Tencreek Holiday Park after reports of the attack, with paramedics dispatched shortly before 5am.
Three hours later a 28-year-old woman was arrested in Salatash, 15 miles from the holiday park (pictured), and remains in police custody
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been staying in a static caravan at the site. Looe resident Ashleigh Toms, 19, left her home at 6am yesterday and saw both the dog and the woman covered with bloodstains.
Ms Toms told The Mail on Sunday: 'I asked what had happened.
'She said she had been on a night out and had been attacked by her boyfriend who she said 'went nuts' at her.
'She asked for my help and for money to get a taxi, saying she needed to go to Saltash.
'I had no money but I said I would be happy to help her get the train, as I was getting it anyway.
'I offered to come on the train with her and she thanked me a lot. She and the dog were covered in blood.'
Ms Toms said she consoled the woman and paid for her ticket for the 50-minute journey to Saltash.
Ms Toms boarded the train at the same time as the woman who she said 'went straight to the toilet to clean herself up'.  She added: 'The woman got very upset on the train and started crying her heart out.'
Miss Toms said she was shocked to learn of the arrest in Saltash and the tragedy that had happened earlier in the day.
Tencreek Holiday Park describes itself as 'the number one choice for great-value touring, camping and caravan holidays near Looe and Polperro, on Cornwall's stunning South Coast'. 
Holidaymakers reported hearing screaming early yesterday morning and a spokesman for the park said: 'Emergency services were called to an incident in a static caravan just before 5am.
'Tragically, a ten-year-old child was pronounced deceased at the scene after being attacked by a dog present in the same caravan.
'Our thoughts are very much with the family involved. They have our deepest sympathies. 'He said the park would 'remain open offering normal service'.
Devon and Cornwall Police said: 'The boy's next of kin are aware and are being supported by police officers. Following this incident, searches were undertaken to locate the dog and its owner.
'Police arrested a 28-year-old woman in Saltash just after 8am. The dog has since been transferred to kennels. Inquiries continue into this incident.'

Police tapes cordon off a large area around static caravans at the Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall today, April 14, 2019, where a ten-yer-old boy was tragically killed by a large dog in the early hours of Saturday morning. See SWNS story SWPLdog. Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe just before 5am on Saturday (13/4) morning, following reports of a 10-year-old boy in an unresponsive state after being attacked by a dog, believed to be a bulldog-type breed. 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. Following this incident, searches were undertaken to locate the dog and its owner. Police arrested a 28-year-old woman in Saltash just after 8am on the same morning in connection to this matter. The dog was also located which has since been transferred to kennels. ________________________________________________________

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.
Frankie Macritchie, from Plymouth, died at Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall on Saturday, April 13, the BBC reported.
Police were called to the holiday park after receiving reports of a boy who was “unresponsive.”
The 9-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control, according to Sky News. She has since been released from police custody as the investigation continues.
Police identified the woman as a family friend.
The dog was taken to a kennel.
Detective Superintendent Mike West was cited by Sky News as saying that the boy was on holiday at the park with a group of adults when the tragedy occurred.
“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.
“These two groups of people were all known to each other and all from the Plymouth area,” West said, according to the report.
Families staying at the mobile home park were cited by The Metro as saying that they awoke to the child’s mother Tawnee Willis screaming, “The dog’s attacked my boy.”
Ashleigh Toms was cited by The Mirror as saying she saw the woman covered in blood near the scene of the attack.
The detective called it a “desperately sad event,” according to the BBC.
He thanked those who heard the boy’s cries for help and rushed to help “in deeply upsetting conditions.”
West said the investigation needed to run its course before anything could be said about who’s responsible for the boy’s death.
“We appreciate that this case will shock and upset the public, however, we urge the public not to apportion blame on this tragic incident, and to allow us to do our job and to fully investigate this matter,” West said, according to the BBC.
West was cited by Sky News as saying that experts were trying to determine if the animal is a banned breed and whether it ought to be put down.
In the UK there is legislation prohibiting the ownership of the following breeds, which have been deemed dangerous: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro.
A spokesman for Tencreek holiday park, Henry Joce, was cited by the Guardian as saying: “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 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.
“Tragically, a… 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,” he added.

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