Mother of six-month-old admits owning the dog that killed her daughter at their Daventry home

The mother of a six-month-old girl who died after being attacked by a pet dog has pleaded guilty in court to owning the animal.

Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:28 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:57 pm
Claire Riley at Northampton Crown Court for a previous hearing. Photos by SWNS.

Claire Riley, now of Merrydale Square in Northampton, changed her plea at Northampton Crown Court this morning.

She admitted owning the dog – called Bruiser – which while out of control on October 3 2014 at their address in Morning Star Road, Daventry, attacked tiny Molly-Mae Wotherspoon. Molly-Mae died later from her injuries.

Riley had previously denied the charge.

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Susan Aucott arriving at court for a previous hearing. Photo by SWNS.

Molly’s grandmother Susan Aucott, of Alfred Street, Northampton has previously admitted to being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog resulting in death.

The two are likely to be sentenced together at a later date, yet to be set.

Police were called to the three-bedroom house on the Timken estate on the evening of Friday October 3.

Officers and paramedics who attended the incident tried to resuscitate Molly-Mae, but she was confirmed dead at Northampton General Hospital.

Claire Riley appearing at Northampton Crown Court for a previous hearing. Photo by SWNS.
Susan Aucott outside Northampton Crown Court after a previous hearing. Photo by SWNS.
Susan Aucott arriving at court for a previous hearing. Photo by SWNS.
Claire Riley appearing at Northampton Crown Court for a previous hearing. Photo by SWNS.
Susan Aucott outside Northampton Crown Court after a previous hearing. Photo by SWNS.