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The family of a baby girl who was attacked and killed by their dog 'paid the ultimate price'

The family of a six month old girl killed by one of their dogs, 'paid the ultimate price' for having a banned breed.

Molly-Mae Wotherspoon was attacked by American Pit bull on 3rd October at her mother's home in Daventry.

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Inquest opened into death of baby girl who was attacked by banned dog

The estate where the dog attack happened on 3rd October, 2014 Credit: ITV News Anglia

An Inquest into the death of a six month old baby from Daventry in Northamptonshire who was killed by a family dog has been opened and adjourned.

The baby girl who died after she was attacked on Friday 3rd October, was named during the Inquest as Molly-Mae Wotherspoon.

The Coroner said the provisional cause of death was loss of blood due to a head wound sustained by a dog attack.

The dog which was destroyed at the time of the attack was later identified as an American Pit Bull, which is banned under the Dangerous Dog Act

"The public should be aware that this breed is classified as a dangerous dog under the Dangerous Dog Act for a reason and the the family paid the ultimate price for ownership of such a dog.

– Ann Pember, Cornoner

The Inquest was opened and adjourned until 11th February

Dog attack family pay tribute to 'little Princess'

The family of the six-month-old baby girl killed by an American pit bull dog have issued the following statement

“We wish to say at this point that we are totally devastated and in complete shock for the tragic loss of our little princess and ask that we are left alone to grieve at this horrific time and a full statement will be given in due course.”

– Family whose baby was killed by dog
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