A WOMAN assaulted her disabled husband just days after being sentenced for an earlier assault upon him.

Lynn Kelly, 55, who appeared in the dock with crutches at Mold on Saturday, admitted assaulting husband Phillip Kelly outside their home at Bryn y Ffynnon in Brymbo on Thursday.

North East Wales Magistrates were told her husband, who had mobility issues because of a heart condition and was recovering from a stroke, did not support the prosecution.

Prosecutor Mairead Neeson said police had received a number of calls about the couple. Since January of last year there had been 51 calls.

Calls were made because of concern for the safety of each other and also from members of the public who witnessed incidents between them.

The court was told that on April 11 Kelly had been placed on a community order with rehabilitation to include a building better relationships course after she admitted a previous assault upon him.

But on April 18 police were again called by neighbours because of an ongoing domestic incident.

Kelly also made a 999 call.

When officers attended she said he had been going on at her again.

"I am going to Wrexham. I just want to get out of here," she told officers.

Her husband did not support a prosecution and did not want his wife of 33 years to be arrested.

He told the police he had not been assaulted and he just wanted her back home.

Interviewed, she told how they had argued about money, she thumped a cup on the kitchen work surface and walked out to get away.

However, he followed and outside she pushed him to the chest causing him to fall back against railings.

She held him by the throat but she was not sure how much pressure she had used or for how long it had been.

Mrs Kelly said she also slapped him to the face with the open palm of her hand on a couple of occasions.

Witnesses had seen her pushing him, holding him by the neck and slap him to the face.

The prosecutor asked for a remand in custody pending sentence and said Kelly had nowhere else to live. She said the current situation was unacceptable.

Kelly was released on unconditional bail to return to court to be sentenced on Tuesday.

David Matthews, defending, said his client had never been in trouble before until earlier this month.

He said Kelly had been arrested on Thursday and had been in custody for three days.

There were clearly problems between the couple, Mr Matthews said.

She had recently been placed on a community order and an update from the probation service would be appropriate.

Her husband had made no complaint and had not suffered any injury.

When the incident ended she went to the back of the bungalow, he called to her "Come on, I am going to the Post Office" and both were walking off together when the police arrived.

Her husband would welcome her back, said Mr Matthews.