A WOMAN on holiday in North Wales has admitted assaulting two men at a hotel after swinging a metal chair.

Charlene James, 29, carried out the offences at the Hand Hotel in Bridge Street, Llangollen.

Pleading guilty when she appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court, James was fined £180 with £85 costs, a £30 victim surcharge and told to pay £50 compensation to both males.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting, told the court James, of Coles Gardens, Poole, Dorset, was away with her partner and staying at the hotel, as were work colleagues David Hughes and Daniel Kersh.

James' partner was having a cigarette with a group of men in the beer garden when James stumbled out in an intoxicated state and things became aggressive.

She punched Mr Hughes' jaw before picking up the chair and striking his back.

The court heard Mr Kersh was also assaulted when he was pushed off his chair and repeatedly punched.

Laura Preston-Hayes, defending, said James believed her partner was in trouble, adding: "She accepts she had been drinking and had taken amphetamine.

"She honestly believed her partner was being attacked."

James, said to have a borderline personality disorder, had not taken her medication for about three days and had been drinking all day.

Ms Preston-Hayes said: "Drugs are an issue for her at the moment. She has asked for help with that.

"She has expressed very significant remorse."

The lawyer said James was "quite ashamed" to be appearing in court, adding she had "reacted emotionally to the situation".

Magistrates' chairman Jonathan Sankey said the case was made more serious because the offence was in a public place and the chair would be clashed as a weapon.

But he added: "There were no lasting injuries.

"As a bench we would advise you to get help."