Mid Wales

Rhian Jeremiah admits biting car after row in Aberystwyth

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Image caption The court heard that Rhian Jeremiah had been drinking before the incident

A woman sank her teeth into a car roof after a roadside argument on a night out, a court has heard.

Rhian Jeremiah, 26, left teeth marks in the bodywork of a white Fiat 500, causing £220 of damage.

She had been drinking at a memorial night for her late boyfriend, Simon Jones, who drowned off the coast, Aberystwyth magistrates was told.

Jeremiah, of Cardigan, Ceredigion, was given a 12-month community order after being found guilty of criminal damage.

Car owner Selina Day told the court: "She came up to the car and tried to rip the door open.

"I couldn't understand what she was saying - she was very drunk and was abusive.

"There was a bit of an argument and she sunk her teeth into the part of the car above the window. I could hear metal crunching.

"I had never seen this lady before in my life. I didn't know what she was talking about."

David Folland, defending, told the court the incident was "not quite like" the scene involving the character Jaws in a James Bond film.

He said: "My client was the worse for drink that night. She was clearly upset."

Jeremiah had denied causing £220 criminal damage to the car by biting it but was found guilty.

She admitted assaulting two police officers who were called to arrest her for biting the car.

Jeremiah, who is unemployed, was also told to attend 20 alcohol abuse help sessions.

Chairman of the bench Professor Ian Roffe told her: "You have used alcohol inappropriately to deal with your issues."