A WREXHAM woman who threatened to ruin her ex-partner's life has been fined.

Katie Rowlands, of Meadow View, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

The 42-year-old admitted sending communications to Harry Rowlands which conveyed a threat, which took place between November 20 and 25 last year.

Justin Espie told the court the complainant, Rowlands' estranged husband, received a number of messages from her including "see you in hell" and "I'll kill you."

When she was spoken to by police, she told them she'd wanted to "make him feel upset"

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In a victim impact statement read to the court by Mr Espie, Mr Rowlands said the behaviour had made him fearful and caused him to lose sleep.

In one message, he explained, she told him she'd "ruin" his life.

And when he went to his local pub, he was informed his estranged wife had been making accusations about him.

One morning when he went out to his bin, he found letters on it - including photos of Katie Rowlands skinning various animals.

These were taken by him when they were still together, he said.

"I simply wish to be left alone by Katie," he said in the victim statement.

"To be able to go about my day-to-day life."

Stephen Edwards, defending, told the court his client had suffered a significant stroke as a baby which had left her with paralysis in her left side.

Her relationship with the complainant lasted around three years and they had one child.

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Mr Edwards said: "She targeted Mr Rowlands [but] nothing happened - no damage occurred.

"She understands she needs to move on."

District Judge Gwyn Jones told the defendant: "These were unpleasant messages sent to your former partner - what you said caused him a great deal of worry."

He fined her £220 and ordered her to pay £85 costs, as well as a £34 victim surcharge.

The defendant was also made the subject of a four year restraining order prohibiting her from approaching or contacting the complainant.


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