A 'VULNERABLE' woman who had a one night stand with a man sought him out six months later when he had not contacted her and damaged his car with a hammer late at night.

Linda Louise Ashley, 27, said to have mental health issues, also damaged his mother's vehicle.

Ashley, of Clwyd Wen in Hightown, Wrexham, admitted two charges of criminal damage and possessing a claw hammer without lawful excuse.

Magistrates said it had been decided to place her on a 12 month community order with rehabilitation to tackle her mental health issues and to seek ways of supporting her.

She was ordered to pay £500 compensation to Jordan Phillips and £250 compensation to his mother, Suzanne Phillips, and a two year restraining order was made under which she is not to contact them or enter Pont Adam in Ruabon.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told North East Wales Magistrates Court that Jordan Phillips in July or August last year met Ashley on a night out and they had a one night stand.

They exchanged numbers and met up again a few weeks later.

Ashley later tried to contact him but he said that he now had a girlfriend and blocked her.

On March 23, the Mold court heard, he was woken up by banging and shouting outside his home.

His mother said someone was smashing up his car and he went outside and chased after a female.

She turned around and he recognised her.

Ashley told him: "You have hurt me."

Ashley, who had a hammer in her hand, added: "Your car was hard to smash up."

When his mother approached in her car Ashley started to attack her vehicle as well.

The mother reversed away.

Mr Espie said Ashley was later pointed out to the police and was arrested.

Mr Phillips claimed compensation of £768 and his mother £532.

Probation officer Miriam Arton said Ashley and the victim met on a night out last summer, but she had not seen him since last September.

On the day of the offence she had been drinking all afternoon and that night when she went out she put herself as eight on a one to 10 drunkenness scale.

She felt frustrated and angry.

Ashley, said Ms Arton, suffered from psychosis and a personality disorder and was under the care of a psychiatrist. She also had a social worker.

She struggled with anxiety and had used alcohol as a coping mechanism.

She had little by way of a support network and had little contact with her family.

Ashley, Ms Arton said, was a vulnerable individual with no previous convictions.

Euros Jones, defending, said that his client was a woman of good character who had a relationship with the gentleman involved.

He had not called her and that built up in her over the weeks and months.

She was being cared for by a consultant psychiatrist.

Ashley, said Mr Jones, did not object to a restraining order and would not want to contact the complainant or his mother in the future.