A WOMAN who was subject to a restraining order repeatedly contacted her former partner and made threats towards him.

Blackburn magistrates heard Michelle Reid committed the first breach within a week of the order being made.

The court was told one of the messages included a threat towards his parents who had been the victims of criminal damage committed by her in June.

Reid, 38, of Ailsa Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to two breaches of a restraining order and one of sending a communication conveying a threatening message. She was jailed for 12 weeks.

Imposing an immediate prison sentence the chairman of the magistrates said it was a deliberate and persistent breach of the order.

"You made threats towards the victim and his parents who you had also offended against previously," he said.

Graeme Tindall, prosecuting, said Reid had sent numerous threatening messages. In one she said she was going to prison and when she came out she would smash his face in. She also threatened to get someone else to come for him.

"Another voice message threatened to smash his mum's house up," said Mr Tindall.

Neil Howard, defending, said it was clearly an aggravating fact that the offences had been committed so soon after the order was made.

"She had no intention of carrying out the threats," said Mr Howard. "She was simply lashing out when in a very emotional state because of the situation."