A MORRIS Dancing enthusiast who attacked her former partner’s Mercedes car with a rock has admitted that she “saw red”.

Mother-of-two Jade Daniels, said to be living on benefits, was ordered to pay full compensation of £4,200 at £12 a fortnight.

North East Wales magistrates also made a restraining order under and she must not approach Nathan Griffiths for the next year.

Daniels, of Montgomery Road in Caia Park, Wrexham, was placed on a 12 month community order and ordered to carry out 60 hours unpaid work, with £100 costs and a £85 surcharge.

She was told she had committed “a mean and aggressive act”.

It had caused the victim considerable anxiety and an ongoing financial burden, magistrates said.

Daniels, 31, has failed to turn up at court where she had been due to stand trial for damaging her former partner’s Mercedes car.

She was convicted, a warrant was issued for her arrest and she was arrested last week in her pyjamas while attending the North Wales Morris Dancing Championships at Pontins in Prestatyn.

The Mold court heard Mr Griffiths had parked his uninsured Mercedes at his home in Summerhill, Wrexham, on November 26.

Daniels turned up about 6am and wanted to see him and when she was told he was not there, she picked up a coping stone and damaged the windscreen, a side window, the bonnet and caused further damage to paint work.

Prosecutor Justin Espie said Mr Griffiths did not have the money to repair the vehicle and was devastated.

He had repaired the screen but not the remainder because he feared the vehicle, still parked on his driveway, would be attacked again.

In a victim impact statement he said the car was a lease vehicle, the owners would not take it back in a damaged condition and he had therefore taken out a £17,000 loan so that he could purchase the vehicle himself.

He said he was stressed about paying for the vehicle and for the damage caused.

Solicitor Christie Ankers-Phillips, defending Daniels, said her client had been on holiday and had not received notification of the court date.

Daniels, she said, was in between benefits and had not received any money for four weeks.

She appreciated she had to be punished and was hoping to get a job working behind a bar two nights a week.

The offence was some months ago, there had been no repetition, the relationship was well and truly over and she had moved on and had a new partner since July.

She was remorseful and ashamed and admitted that she “saw red” that day and took it out on the car, which unfortunately was not insured.

Probation officer Tracey Flavell said Daniels was in pain and had rods in her back but did training and dancing, something which she spoke about with passion.

She did not attempt to minimise her behaviour and fully accepted what she did was wrong and there was no excuse for what she had done.