Woman, 23, smashed her nan's window
A CARMARTHEN woman smashed her grandmother's window after demanding money from her, a court has heard.
Stacey Leighann Howell, 23, of Clos Sticle in Llangunnor, appeared at Llanelli Magistrates' Court and admitted causing criminal damage following the incident on January 6.
The court heard Howell had gone to her grandmother's flat at around 2.20pm but was refused entry by her aunt, who was at the property.
Prosecuting, Ellie Morgan said: "She was refused entry because there had been issues previously.
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"She started shouting towards the property and demanding money.
"Her grandmother gave her £10 and asked her to leave.
"She accepted it but wouldn't leave. She stayed, asking for more money and cigarettes."
She said Howell's aunt had then claimed to see her pick up a handful of chippings and throw them towards the front door of the flat.
"The glass panel was smashed," she said.
Ms Morgan said her aunt applied for a restraining order to stop Howell from going to the property, but had not applied for compensation for the £140 of damage.
And she said in interview, the defendant admitted: "I wanted to hurt my auntie and my nan."
Defending, Aled Owen said: "She was upset because of this quarrel with her auntie.
"Her grandmother continues to play a huge part in her life.
"Money has been given on certain occasions to help with the child and the fact she's on her own.
"She's ashamed of what she did. It wasn't right that she threw those chippings."
But he said he did not think a restraining order was realistic.
Magistrates gave Howell a conditional discharge to last 12 months but refused to impose the restraining order as Howell's grandmother looked after her child.
They also ordered her to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.