Llandudno school fight mother given suspended jail term
- 15 May 2014
- From the section North West Wales
A hammer-wielding woman who fought with another mother outside a primary school has been given an eight-week suspended jail sentence.
Police used pepper spray on Nia Wynne, 28, of Llandudno Junction, Conwy, in the incident outside Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno, town magistrates heard.
At a previous hearing she had admitted threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer.
The fight was over payment for a tumble drier.
The court heard the primary school's pupils had to be kept inside as the two women fought, even though parents were waiting to pick up their children.
Three teachers left the school and separated the women. Both had been pulling each other's hair and were left with marks on the face.
The prosecution accepted that although Wynne was in possession of a hammer, the woman she fought with, Mikala Cullum, was not threatened with it.
Wynne said she had borrowed the hammer from a friend to put up pictures and it fell out when she dropped her bag.
The court heard unemployed hotel worker Wynne - who had no children at the school - had gone to the school to speak about Ms Cullum and had been asked to leave.
She claimed, that minutes later, she had been simply walking past when she saw Ms Cullum in a car.
Huw Roberts, defending, said his client felt a cocktail of prescribed medication contributed to her acting out of character.