LUCY DYER sobbed in court as she faced charges of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving, she spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address.

Dyer, 23, is alleged to have been drunk behind the wheel when the vehicle she was driving, a 3-series BMW, struck the side of a blue Vauxhall Vectra, carrying a mother and her six-month-old baby, at the Heol Goffa crossroads in Llanelli.

The child, Eva Maria, who was secured in a car seat in the rear of the vehicle, died from the injuries she sustained in the collision, which took place in a 20mph zone.

Llanelli Magistrates Court heard yesterday (Monday, October 11) that, after the collision, Dyer waited nearby for police to arrive.

The court also heard that just hours after the collision, “vitriolic comments” and threats were made against the accused.

Dennis Davies prosecuting said: “While she was in police custody her front door was daubed with the words “Rot in Hell you scum,” using a permanent marker.

“That was brought to the police’s attention along with the fact that dog excrement had been smeared on the house.”

Understanding the depth of emotion felt in the community, Alison Evans, chairwoman of Llanelli Magistrates said: “This is a desperately sad situation and a life changing situation for the little child and for you.”

Dyer was then remanded in custody “for her own protection” until she appears for trial at Swansea Crown Court next month.

Eva Maria’s distraught mother, Carmen, said via social media: “our souls are burned on the inside”

Carmen, who moved to Britain from Romania three years ago said the “pain was indescribable”

“It took all the happiness. It destroyed my family”.

“The house is empty without her.”

A fundraising page has been set up for the family and has received more than £10,000 in donations so far.