A 10-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a “bulldog-type breed” dog at a holiday park, according to police.
Emergency services were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall, just before 5am to reports the boy was “unresponsive” after the attack.
The child died at the scene and a search began to find the dog and its owner.
A 28-year-old woman was arrested at 8an in Saltash, which is 15 miles from where the boy was killed.
Manager of the park Robert Ellwood said: “I arrived this morning and police were already on site.
“Due to the amount of police we knew it must be something major but we have not been told anything.
“I have asked the police but they won’t give us any information.”
Devon and Cornwall Police said the boy’s next of kin were aware and are being supported by police officers.
The dog has been transported to kennels following the vicious attack.
Last week a six-year-old baby boy was killed by a dog in Hawick, Roxburghshire.