Mum, 39, admits killing her son, 2, as toddler dies days after being rushed to hospital in 'harrowing' case | The Sun

A MUM has admitted murdering her little boy in a "harrowing" tragedy.

Carol Hodgson, 39, killed Daniel James Hodgson Green at a property in quiet market town Guisborough, North Yorkshire on February 2.

Cops were called to reports the two-year-old had been badly hurt just after 10am.

A woman was also found injured at the address in Upper Garth Gardens.

Both the woman and the tot were rushed to hospital.

Tragically, Daniel didn't survive.

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Hodgson, of Upper Garth Gardens, admitted murder during a 10-minute hearing today.

She was remanded into custody ahead of a sentencing next month.

No details about the offence were discussed during the short plea hearing.

Outside court, Detective Inspector Matt Hollingsworth of Cleveland Police said: "The loss of Daniel, at such a young age, is beyond comprehension.

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"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 CPS North East, said the "tragic sequence of events" which led to the little boy's death had now been established.

He said: "In response to a robust case against her, Carol Hodgson has now pleaded guilty to Daniel's murder.

"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."

Daniel's family released a photograph of him after his death.

And neighbours told of their horror after the tragedy unfolded.

One said of Hodgson: "She always waves at me when I do exercises in my front garden.

"She seems really nice.


"She moved in about a year ago and she had friends over from time to time.

"It's awful when these things happen to children.

"It's really friendly around here.

"One of the residents helped me just after my wife died. It's a nice area."

Another said: "It's tragic, he was only two.

"He barely lived, the poor soul.

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"I didn't know them personally but I was shocked when I heard.

"It's very quiet around here, so you wouldn't expect it."

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