Daniel Hodgson Green: Guisborough mum admits murdering two-year-old son

Carol Hodgson has admitted killing her two-year-old son Daniel Hodgson Green. Credit: CPS/Cleveland Police

A woman from North Yorkshire has admitted murdering her two-year-old son.

Carol Hodgson, 39, pleaded guilty to killing Daniel Hodgson Green at a brief hearing at Teesside Crown Court on Monday 13 June.

Police attended a home in Guisborough on 2 February after a report of concern was made about toddler Daniel.

He was taken to hospital where later he died, Cleveland Police said at the time.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Matt Hollingsworth said: “Today our thoughts are with Daniel’s family.

"The loss of Daniel, at such a young age, is beyond comprehension.

“I’d like to thank all the team who have worked on this harrowing investigation and ensured that we could bring this matter to court.”

Christopher Atkinson, Head of the Crown Court Unit at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) North East, said the CPS had worked closely with Cleveland Police on the investigation.

He said: "Through the comprehensive evidence that they have provided, the Crown Prosecution Service has been able to clearly establish the tragic sequence of events which culminated in Daniel’s death.

“In response to a robust case against her, Carol Hodgson has now pleaded guilty to Daniel’s murder and we sincerely hope that those who knew Daniel find some measure of comfort in this, at what must remain a very difficult time for them.”

Hodgson, of Upper Garth Gardens, Guisborough, was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 15 July.

No details of Daniel's death were discussed during the 10-minute hearing.