A DEESIDE woman has been banned from seeing her former partner for the next five years.

Louise Powell, 29, was told by a judge to co-operate with the probation service and the drugs team to ensure she did not come back to court again.

Powell, of High Street in Connah's Quay, admitted breaching an earlier restraining order not to contact ex-partner Ashlea Jones and sending malicious text messages.

District Judge Gwyn Jones said despite the restraining order Powell had continued to harass and make contact with her former partner.

He said some of the comments she had made were particularly unpleasant and she intended to cause grief to Miss Jones and her new partner.

The offences put her in breach of a suspended sentence.

But she was working well with the probation team, she had a support worker and in the circumstances he had decided to make a new 12 month community order with rehabilitation.

He also placed her on a 20 week tagged curfew to keep her indoors between 7pm and 6am.

The new five year restraining order would prevent her from having any contact with Ashlea Jones or Abbie Joshua and she was not to enter Powell Road in Buckley.

She was ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge together with £200 compensation, although he said that could not compensate Ashlea Jones for the trauma she had been caused.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson told North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold that Powell had sent messages.

She was said to be in a very emotional state when she found that her ex was in another relationship.

Victoria Handley, defending, said Powell now accepted the relationship was over and wanted to move on.