A Rhyl woman has been told to pay compensation after she threatened another woman via Facebook.
Talia Hawker pleaded guilty to sending abusive online messages last month. The 28 year-old from Maes y Gog was also banned from contacting her victim for two years.
Llandudno magistrates heard Hawker’s messages had become more threatening and abusive. The woman, who was accused of being a ‘home wrecker’, was forced to flee her home after alerting police. She went to stay with her mother.
Hawker’s defence said she had been in Nottingham and was drunk when she sent the messages. Her victim had allegedly been seeing the boyfriend of Hawker’s sister – but the defendant insisted she didn’t know her or her address.
Hawker’s lawyer said she apologised for threatening the woman and understood that she needed to be punishment – but was worried that she would have to wear a tag because of her job as a pole dancer and a hoop instructor.
Magistrate Jean Bryson told Hawker that although her offence was serious enough for a community order, it was ”seemingly not possible” because of her work.
She had caused ”immense fear and anxiety” by using ”angry, threatening and abusive” language while drunk and had intended to scare her victim.
Hawker was told to pay £200 compensation and £85 in costs.