A CHESTER woman who bombarded a Facebook contact with abusive messages has been made the subject of a restraining order.

Nichola Green, 24, of Treborth Road, Blacon, pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday, August 9 to sending the abusive messages to her victim and his girlfriend on May 11.

Prosecuting, Alison Warburton said in the messages, Green implied her victim was a child sex offender, as well as writing: "I am going to cut your f***ing d*** off," and "I know where you live."

When arrested, Green said the messages had been made "in the heat of the moment" upon reading some Facebook comments.

When asked if she truly believed her victim was a child sex offender, Green replied that deep down, she believed the accusations were not true.

In a victim personal statement, written by a friend of the victim and signed by the victim, the man said he no longer felt safe to go out any more.

He felt upset, annoyed and did not know what to do.

Green had 17 previous convictions for 24 offences, including one for common assault in December 2018.

Defending, James Bagby said Green regretted her behaviour that day, saying she was in a highly emotional state.

She had written a letter of apology to the victim, but given a restraining order was likely to be imposed, that letter would be unable to be delivered to him.

Green was already subject to a community order and had been complying with it.

There had been no further incidents since the May 11 offence.

Magistrates allowed the community order to continue, fined Green £80 plus £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

She must not contact her victim in any way for 12 months as part of a restraining order.

In response, Green said she had removed all her social media accounts and tried her best to stay away from the victim.