A court has issued a restraining order after a woman smashed her ex-partners car with a hammer. Sally Hallett, 32, of Claude Dix Close, pleaded guilty to criminal damage after deliberately smashing the car in a revenge attack. North Devon Magistrates Court heard yesterday (Friday) she and the victim had been in an on-off relationship for around a year. They had been due to get married in August and when they broke up Hallett demanded the victim pay £150 towards the deposit on her wedding dress. Hallett, unrepresented in court, said they had agreed to go 50/50 on everything for the big day. Lyndsey Baker, prosecuting, said when the victim refused to pay Hallett she sent him threatening text messages and phonecalls. The text messages said if the victim did not return the money, Hallett would show him drama. The night before the incident she called him and told him she would see him at his work and it would cost him lots of money. When the victim arrived at work in Barnstaple on March 23, he saw Hallett walking into the car park. She again asked for her money but he refused and went into his workplace. CCTV then captured Hallett walking towards the car, pulling a shiny object out of her handbag, which transpired to be a hammer. She repeatedly smashed the windscreen and bonnet of her ex-partners car before walking around the car scratching it with the hammer. When interviewed by police Hallett was shown the CCTV and said: He owed me money so yes, I did smash his car. Ian Kingsbury, chairman of the bench, said: You were aggravated, I know that, but what you have done is wrong. You cant just go around collecting debts by smashing cars. Hallett was sentenced to a six-month community order with a 10-day rehabilitation requirement. She was also ordered to pay £100 compensation for the damage and magistrates imposed a six-month restraining order preventing her from contacting the victim.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.