Kettering grandmother of baby who died after dog attack appears in court charged under Dangerous Dogs Act

Crown Court GV
Crown Court GV

The grandmother of a baby killed by a dog in Northamptonshire has appeared in court.

Molly Mae Wotherspoon died following the attack by an American pit bull at a house in Morning Star Road, Daventry, on October 3 last year.

Her grandmother, Susan Aucott, 55, now of Northampton but formerly of Kettering, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning and entered no plea to a charge under the Dangerous Dogs Act, having a dog that was dangerously out of control.

The chairman of the bench declined jurisdiction as any potential sentencing is beyond the court’s remit.

The case was sent to Northampton Crown Court to be heard next month and Mrs Aucott was given conditional bail until that date.

Molly Mae’s mum, Clare Riley, was due to appear but she did not attend due to illness.

Her case was adjourned until next month.