A WOMAN who stabbed her partner in the neck after a domestic row in Deeside admitted a wounding charge before her trial was due to start at Mold Crown Court.

Marie Saffy, 52, of Church Street, Connah’s Quay had at a previous hearing denied wounding Paul Fellows with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and an alternative wounding charge.

But after Judge Rhys Rowlands swore in the jury, Saffy changed her plea and admitted one charge of wounding with intent.

The judge indicated to Saffy that she should expect a custodial sentence as he adjourned the case for three weeks for probation reports.

Saffy pulled a knife on Mr Fellows at the home they shared in Church Street, Connah’s Quay.

The victim suffered an arterial bleed and was taken to hospital where he needed six pints of blood during emergency surgery.

The judge said Mr Fellows has made a full recovery but was lucky to “still be with us”.

Saffy was originally charged with attempted murder following the stabbing on January 28.

Saffy was remanded in custody until June 6 to reappear at Mold Crown Court for sentence.