A WOMAN has been warned she faces time behind bars after admitting a city centre robbery.

Kelly Lavelle, of Victoria Road in Rhyl, was produced in custody at Mold Crown Court on Friday morning.

The 35-year-old admitted that on December 17, 2021, she robbed a man named Paul Williams of cash at Hope Street in Wrexham.

She denied an offence of assaulting an emergency worker on the same date, with prosecution counsel Emmalyne Downing confirming to the court that the pleas were acceptable given the serious nature of the offence the defendant had committed.

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As such, Recorder Greg Bull entered a formal verdict of not guilty on the assault emergency worker count.

The court heard the admission of the first count marked Lavelle's second conviction for robbery on her criminal record.

Simon Rogers, defending, told the court: "The reality is, she will face a prison sentence in this case."

Recorder Bull agreed, telling the defendant: "You know there is no other sentence possible in this case.

The Leader:

"[However] your case cannot proceed today - the court needs as much information on you as possible.

"I order a pre-sentence report to be prepared and the probation service should direct its attention to the length of the sentence, and the question of dangerousness."

Lavelle was remanded in custody and will next appear for sentence on September 7.