A young woman has admitted harassing her former boyfriend's new partner by bombarding her with more than 1,000 messages.

Saffron Olivia Jones, 20, also visited her home and made threats.

The prosecution at North East Wales Magistrates' Court at Mold put it forward as a disability hate crime and said that some of the insults she had thrown at her were directed at the fact that she suffered from cerebral palsy and had a disability.

Jones of Holborn Crescent in Brynteg, Wrexham, was given an 18 week prison sentence but it was suspended for 12 months.

She was also sent on a thinking skills course.

Magistrates said that it was a serious matter which had caused distress and the reason the sentence was suspended was because she had the care of her young son.

Jones was made the subject of an indefinite restraining order under which she is not to contact India May Steele in any way, she is not to post anything about her on social media, and she is not to enter Caia Road in Wrexham, or her place of work.

The defendant, who was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £115 surcharge, was warned that she would go to prison if she breached the orders.

She admitted that between June and December last year she harassed the victim by sending her more than 1,000 messages, calling her names and inviting her out for a fight.

One message said "one push of the leg and you will go down and you will not be able to carry kids."

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said that on Christmas Eve the defendant went to her home numerous times and called her names.

The court heard that the victim, 22, was the new partner of Mario Duarte, 22, who was Jones' former partner.

They had been in a relationship since last summer.

She began to receive messages at first asking where he was and then they became more abusive.

Some were directed at her disability including one which told her to hop into her car and she also called her names directed at her disability.

Phone calls were made in the middle of the night and at one stage would attend at her home almost on a daily basis.

It made the victim feel isolated and not safe in her own home.

She would park her car at her parents' address so that the defendant would not realise she was at home, and had considered moving address because of what had happened.

The defendant kept coming to her address.

She wanted to fight her and told her not to go anywhere near her son.

Interviewed, Jones maintained that social media contact had been a two way thing.

While her relationship with Duarte had ended they still saw each other for a while because they had a 14 month old son together.

The court heard that Jones had recently received a suspended sentence at Caernarfon Crown Court for doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice which involved her maintaining that she was the driver of the car when Duarte was said to be behind the wheel.

Magistrates were told that she deserved credit for her guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.

It was accepted that it was a serious matter when she had let her emotions get the better of her.

But magistrates were urged to draw back from immediate custody because she had the sole care of her baby son.