A woman has been given a 12-month community order after biting into a car during a row in Aberystwyth.

A court heard Rhian Jeremiah, 26, left teethmarks in the bodywork of the white Fiat 500, causing £220 worth of damage.

Jeremiah approached the occupants of the Fiat at 2am after she had been drinking. She became aggressive and angry but the three people in the car could not understand what she was saying and drove off. She sank her teeth into the car's frame between the roof and the door. The occupants could hear a loud screeching noise as she bit down on the roof. They could see what was happening through the sun roof.

Magistrates heard Jeremiah had been drinking at a memorial night for her late boyfriend, who had drowned off the coast of the town.

David Folland, defending said: "My client was the worse for drink that night. She was clearly upset."

Jeremiah, of Cardigan, West Wales, 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.

She was also told to attend twenty alcohol abuse help sessions.