Mum who thought ex was cheating smashed up wrong woman’s car in jealous rage

A mum-of-three smashed a £29k luxury car after flying into a jealous rage suspicious her then-boyfriend was cheating.

Leanne Lavelle launched plant pot through the window of the woman she wrongly believed was having an illicit affair with her partner of 14-years.

And the 35-year-old caused £3,888 worth of damage to a Jaguar XE that was parked on the drive.

But it transpired that the motor did not belong to the suspected love rival – it was in fact owner by the woman’s sister, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Lavelle, of Norris Green in Liverpool, appeared at Liverpool Magistrates where she pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage.

The court heard how the suspected homewrecker was in her living room when a plant pot came crashing through her window.

She then discovered her sisters car, which was parked at her house whilst her sibling was away, had been smashed.

The vandalism – which caused a staggering £4,476 worth of damage – was caught on CCTV.

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Patrick O'Hanlon, defending, said: "This matter came about because effectively this defendant had suspicions about her partner of 14 years in effect carrying on a relationship with another person.

"There was suspicion that led to her going to the address of where this incident occurred."

He explained Lavelle said she had "confirmed her suspicions" but no detail was given.

Mr O'Hanlon stressed there was no intention to cause the damage but that she "acted on spur of the moment".

He said she was "deeply, deeply remorseful and ashamed of her actions."

Lavelle had said she went to the woman's home in a bid to confront her but instead launched into a destructive rampage.

Magistrates handed Lavelle a four-week curfew which means she must remain indoors between 7pm and 7am.

Lavelle was also ordered to pay £1,370 in compensation to her victims, along wth costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90.

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