Mother denies being owner of dog that killed her baby in a Northamptonshire property

A mother has denied being the owner of a dog that killed her baby daughter when it was dangerously out of control in a Northamptonshire property.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 2:20 pm
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 4:23 pm
A baby died after it was mauled by a dog in a property in Morning Star Road, Northampton

Six-month-old Molly Mae Wotherspoon died following the attack by an American pit bull, called Bruiser, at a house in Morning Star Road, Daventry, on October 3, 2014.

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Her mother Claire Riley, aged 23, of Merrydale Square, Southfields, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Crown Court today and pleaded not guilty to being the owner of the dog that killed her daughter.

Molly’s grandmother Susan Aucott, aged 56, of Alfred Street, Northampton, also appeared in court. She has previously entered a not guilty plea to being the person that was in charge of the dog that was dangerously out of control.

A trial is due to start in both cases on June 8.