The daddy of 9-year-old Frankie Macritchie has paid a heartbreaking tribute to his son, after he was mauled to death by a dog in a caravan park in Cornwall.
Frankie was discovered useless in a caravan after being attacked by the “bulldog-type” canine at Tencreek Vacation Park in Looe, Cornwall, on Saturday.
Police imagine the kid had been left alone in the caravan with the canine, whereas his mom Tawnee Willis, 28, went to see its proprietor and one other pal in an “adjacent unit”.
The boy’s dad, Billy Macritchie, who was not on vacation with them, has stated his “world has shattered into a million pieces”.
In an an emotional message to his son, shared on his Facebook web page, Mr Macritchie wrote: “My child Frankie Grey Macritchie, my entire world has shattered into one million items. Daddy is so misplaced with out you little man I actually do not understand how I am ever gonna dwell with out you.
“This could by no means have occurred I want I might maintain you and kiss you ceaselessly. You might be my entire life and now your (sic) gone.
“Sleep tight my darling boy, my best friend my everything.”
His tribute got here as sources instructed the Solar that the seven-year-old canine, owned by a household pal Sadie Totterdell, 28, had been involved in 4 less-serious assaults – one just a few weeks in the past.
Ms Totterdell allegedly discovered the sufferer when she returned to her caravan at 4am on Saturday.
She alerted Frankie’s mom, who was then heard shrieking: “The dog’s attacked my boy”.
A holidaymaker stated he then noticed the canine wandering with no lead.
“I thought it had a dark face. Now I realise his white fur was covered in blood,” the person, 38, instructed the Solar.
Devon and Cornwall Police detained Ms Totterdell on suspicion of getting a canine dangerously uncontrolled and manslaughter, however have launched her whereas they proceed their investigations.
The canine, named Winston, stays in police kennels.
Detective Superintendent Mike West, from the D&C Main Crime Investigation Staff, introduced on Sunday: “It is a desperately unhappy occasion which has seen a nine-year-old boy lose his life while on vacation; our ideas and sympathies are with the family members of Frankie and all of those that knew him.
“We recognize that this case will shock and upset the general public, nonetheless, we urge the general public not to apportion blame on this tragic incident.”