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Police search for man on car roof after arson attack

CCTV shows a man lying on the roof of a car Credit: Northamptonshire police

Police have released CCTV footage of a man lying on the roof of a moving car as part of an investigation into an arson attack in Northamptonshire.

The vehicle - a silver Vauxhall Astra with a red bumper - was driving in convoy with two other cars.

They're thought to have been in the Ecton area of Northampton around the time a large bale of hay was set alight at Eastlodge Farm on August 9th.

The fire at Eastlodge Farm, Northamptonshire Credit: Northamptonshire police

The arson happened close to Sywell Country Park and officers are also keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed anything suspicious.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Mother of baby mauled by dog taken to hospital and sentencing adjourned

There were clashes outside Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mother who was due to be sentenced after her six-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog has been rushed to hospital and the case adjourned.

Claire Riley, 23, was treated by paramedics before the hearing began on Friday morning at Northampton Crown Court.

Her daughter Molly Mae Wotherspoon was killed by the dog at the family home in Daventry, Northamptonshire, in October 2014.

Riley was due to be sentenced after admitting owning a dangerously out of control dog at a previous court hearing.

Susan Aucott, 55, also of Northampton, admitted being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog and was in court for sentencing.

Mrs Justice Carr adjourned the sentencing for both defendants until September 15th so the mother and grandmother can be sentenced together.

Baby death: chaotic court scenes in 'banned dog' sentencing

A Judge has delayed the sentencing of a Northamptonshire mother who has admitted owning a banned breed of dog which killed her baby daughter.

There have been chaotic scenes outside Northampton Crown Court as 23-year old Claire Riley arrived with her family to be 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 is called to Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Mother of baby mauled to death by dog rushed to hospital after scuffle outside court

An ambulance is called to Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

The mother of a baby who was mauled to death by a dog was rushed to hospital after a scuffle outside the court where she was due to be sentenced.

Six-month-old Molly Mae Wotherspoon died after an American pit bull attacked her in Daventry on October 3rd.

Claire Riley, Molly Mae's mother, pleaded guilty to owning a dangerously out-of-control dog at a previous court hearing.

Riley, 23, of Northampton, was taken away from court in an ambulance before the hearing began on Friday morning at Northampton Crown Court.

Susan Aucott, 55, also of Northampton, had admitted being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog and remains in court.

23-year-old Claire Riley is due to be sentenced after admitting she owned a banned breed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The sentencing has been adjourned until 2pm, when the judge will make a decision on whether or not to proceed today.

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Clashes outside court as family arrive for baby death sentencing

Chaotic scenes outside Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

There were dramatic scenes outside Northampton Crown Court as the mother of a baby who was mauled to death by the family dog, an American Pitbull in October 2014, arrived to be sentenced.

Both the mother and grandmother of six month old Molly-Mae Wotherspoon have admitted owning a banned breed of dog.

At a previous hearing Northampton Crown Court heard the little girl had been left in the care of her grandmother, Susan Aucott, 54.

Her mother Claire Riley, 23, of Merrydale Square, Northampton, had originally denied owning a dog dangerously out of control, but changed her plea at the last moment .

There were clashes with the media outside court Credit: ITV News Anglia

The dog was described by a vet before the attack as the most aggressive she had ever seen.

The court heard Molly Mae suffered severe blood loss from head wounds and died in Northampton Hospital.

The dog, called Bruiser, was put down at the scene. Ownership of pit bulls was banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. Ms Riley claimed it was a cross breed and therefore not illegal.

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