There have been clashes outside Northampton Crown Court as the family of a baby mauled to death by the family dog, arrive for sentencing.ambyThe mother of a six-month-old baby who was mauled to death by a dog in 2014 has been taken away from court in an ambulance ahead of being sentenced.

6-month-old Molly Mae Wotherspoon died in October 2014, she was mauled to death by the family dog, an American Pitbull. At a previous hearing both Claire Riley and Molly Mae’s grandmother 55-year old Susan Aucott, both from Northampton, admitted owning a banned breed of dog.

An ambulance was later called to the court to treat Claire Riley who had become unwell. She was taken away.

The Judge adjourned the hearing until 2pm when he is expected to make a decision of whether or not to proceed with the sentencing.