Caravan dog attack boy, 9, died from ‘multiple bites’ in Looe

Frankie MacRitchiePicture copyright Household Handout
Picture caption Frankie MacRitchie’s household mentioned the “wonderful” nine-year-old boy “will be so very missed”

A nine-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog died from a lack of blood brought on by a number of bites to his head, an inquest opening has heard.

Frankie MacRitchie from Plymouth, Devon, was attacked in a caravan at a vacation park in Looe, Cornwall, final month and died on the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police mentioned the dog concerned in the attack was put down this week.

The inquest in Truro has been adjourned to permit additional inquiries.

His physique was recognized by his mom in the next days.

The inquest heard a autopsy examination confirmed the preliminary reason behind Frankie’s dying was extreme lack of blood, brought on by a number of dog bites to the top.

Picture caption Flowers and messages have been left at Frankie’s faculty in Plymouth after his dying

Emergency companies have been referred to as to a caravan at Tencreek Vacation Park at 05:00 BST on 13 April after experiences of a boy being “unresponsive”.

A girl described by police as a household buddy was later arrested at a railway station close to Plymouth.

The 28-year-old, who was initially held on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously uncontrolled, has since been launched however stays below investigation.

Det Insp Steve Hambly from Devon and Cornwall Police mentioned: “Officers are working carefully with Frankie’s mother and father at what’s clearly a most distressing time.

“The dog concerned in the incident was put down earlier this week with the total consent of his proprietor, having beforehand been housed by police because the day of the incident.”

Performing Senior Coroner for Cornwall Andrew Cox informed the listening to Frankie’s physique was recognized by his mom Tawnee Willis on the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital 5 days after his dying.

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