Since she claimed to have not done any damage that she should have to pay for it sounds like some attempt to avoid court was made.
But it's important to remember that in our society & likely that of Wales also, a car is a literal extension of your body, to be treated thus, regardless of the gender* of the title holder. Effectively, this grieving woman bit a part of the woman by our standards. Hard. Of course the courts must be involved!
*important, males consider the vehicle as penis, so, don't touch w/out permission, don't criticize it or laugh at it, compliments only, sincere & heartfelt, or they may defend themselves physically, maybe even with the penis er car. And for fucks sake, Don't Bite It**.
** without permission