A MASSAGE parlour worker spurned by her lover smashed her way into his business with a hammer and started a ‘catfight’ with his new girlfriend.
Fernanda Patricia Dasilva, 24, pulled out the weapon, smashed a CCTV camera then hacked her way into to ex-partner Adrian Pearson’s Paradise Studios in Sheffield city centre.
Dasilva, a Brazilian national, met massage parlour boss Mr Pearson when she worked at Paradise Studios in Sheffield, and moved in to his Halifax home with him.
The pair were in an “abusive” relationship. She had fallen pregnant but suffered a miscarriage. Dasilva was seen on CCTV pulling a hammer out of her handbag and smashing the CCTV camera on January 18.
Sarah Wright, prosecuting, said she broke the lock on the door with the hammer.
She went into the reception, shouted and screamed before picking up a vase and a plate and hurling them at the receptionist.
“The plate hit the receptionist on the top of the head and she smashed the phone from the reception on to the floor,” said Miss Wright.
Then she attacked worker Eleanor Smelt, punching her, pulling her hair, kicking her, swearing and shouting.
The fight ended when Dasilva left the premises. Police were called and she was arrested nearby.
Officers discovered a kitchen knife, a bottle of lighter fluid and a pair of plastic gloves in her handbag.
She told police the knife and lighter fluid were in her bag by mistake and she had found the hammer outside the club.
Dasilva admitted affray.
Richard Barradell, defending, said: “She was at the end of her wits. There was a catfight – shouting and kicking – and the police were called but she had already decided to leave by the time they arrived.”
Jailing her for a year Judge Robert Moore said: “You got yourself into an emotional state over the break down of your relationship and the loss of your child.
“Whilst I can understand your grief, the method you chose, and with a hammer was criminal and is so serious that only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified.”