North West Wales

Hammer-wielding mum fought outside Llandudno school

Primary school pupils had to be kept inside as two mothers, one wielding a hammer, fought outside after a row over a tumble drier, a court heard.

The incident happened as parents were waiting to pick their children up from Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno.

The town's magistrates heard teachers had to pull the pair apart until police arrived and pepper spray was used on Nia Wynne, 28, from Llandudno Junction, for punching an officer in the face.

She admitted threatening behaviour.

Prosecutor Julie Hughes said Wynne had no children at the school and the defendant claimed she was simply walking past when she saw Mikala Cullum in a car.

Unemployed Wynne claimed she had borrowed a hammer from a friend to put up pictures and she had no memory of holding it up during the trouble. She disputed drinking earlier that day.

The court heard both women pulled each others hair during the incident sparked by a falling out over payment for the tumble drier.

As well as admitting threatening behaviour, Wynne also admitted assaulting a police constable and was bailed for a report to be made before sentencing.