Woman, 42, threatened her ex-husband court is told

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A 42-year old-woman threatened her ex husband because she believed he owed her parents £5,000, a court has been told.

Lisa Michelle Piercy of Ancaster Avenue, Spilsby, admitted sending an offensive text message to Leigh Barlone when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Piercy and Mr Barlone, who lives in Horncastle, had been divorced for a number of years and had had no contact with each other until October 30 last year.

On that day, said prosecutor Nick Todd, Mr Barlone got a phone call from Piercy’s new partner and then from her.

He said she was abusive to him alleging he owed her money from the divorce.

Mr Todd added that 45 minutes later, Mr Barlone received a text from her reading: “If you don’t give me five grand, your life will be ruined.”

Mitigating, Gordon Holt said that both Piercy and her partner had problems with alcohol.

He told the court that they were trying to sort out her parents’ financial problems and discovered that £5,000 lent by them to Mr Barlone had apparently not been repaid.

He said that they were sat at home and had a drink and then telephoned her ex husband about repaying the £5,000.

Mr Holt said he admitted the call was menacing but, he said, Piercy never repeated this behaviour.

The magistrates imposed a six month conditional discharge and ordered Piercy to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge

They also issued a 12 month restraining order forbidding Piercy from any contact with Mr Bardone.