A DEESIDE woman who hit four of her neighbours with her walking stick has has received a suspended sentence.
Lynne Mills carried out the assaults when she returned home drunk on wine, a court heard.
Mills, 54, hit one of her male victims between the legs with the walking aid.
Yesterday she received a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and was made the subject of an ASBO ordering her to behave towards neighbours in future.
Mills, of Cae Llys Close, Connah’s Quay, admitted five charges of assault and also admitted assaulting a police officer who was called to the scene.
She was ordered to pay £85 costs and £50 compensation to each of the five complainants.
John Wylde, prosecuting, told magistrates how Mills returned to the street and appeared drunk.
She had her walking stick and shouted at neighbours, before things became heated.
Matters deteriorated and she ended up hitting neighbours with her walking stick.
A police officer who arrived at the scene saw her striking people with the stick but he was assaulted as well.
She struggled with him and kicked him to the shin.
Interviewed, she told how she had been drinking.
She had taken three bottles of wine to her son’s home, intending to drink only one.
But once she had started drinking she did not stop.
Defending solicitor Steven Alis told magistrates that her client was due to move address shortly.
She deserved credit for her guilty pleas and he said that his client was receiving assistance from a number of agencies.
Magistrates made a two year ASBO, which stipulates that she must not use abusive language or behaviour towards any residents in any street where she lives.