A WOMAN has been warned a "significant prison sentence" is almost inevitable after she admitted wounding a man.

Helen Jones, of Piercy Avenue in Marchwiel, appeared at Mold Crown Court on Friday morning via video link from HMP Styal.

The 54-year-old admitted that on October 14, she unlawfully wounded Martin Harold Edwards with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

Nick Williams, prosecuting, told the court that some time would be needed to gather further medical evidence before Jones can be sentenced.

As he and defending counsel Duncan Bould canvassed a potential sentence date with Recorder Simon Mills, she huffed and sighed on the video link.

A date in December was selected, but Jones said: "Not his birthday..." - following which Recorder Mills looked to move the sentence date back to January 4.

But that wasn't to the defendant's satisfaction either, with her saying: "Oh for god's sake."


Recorder Mills stopped the hearing to address Jones directly, telling her: "We've just heard you exclaim for god's sake - yes, we can hear you.

"I don't want you 'exclaiming' please - disapproval or otherwise.

"Listing cases isn't easy and I have different considerations to take into account which have included your own convenience, so please be quiet for the rest of the hearing."

Jones apologised, following which Recorder Mills formally set the sentencing date.

The Leader:

He told her: "You've pleaded guilty to what is a serious case and which is almost inevitably going to result in a significant prison sentence.

"For good reason, the prosecution wants to get more evidence about the consequences of what you did to the victim in this case.

"January 4 is the date sentence will be passed on you. You may appear by video link. You will remain silent throughout that hearing and listen to what happens."