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Woman brandished carving knife

A woman who caused a scene on a high street had with her a large knife and a meat cleaver, a court heard.


Then while on bail Naomi Maybury, 26, produced two knives to frighten a man at Regent Street in Llangollen, near Oswestry on Sunday night.

Maybury, of Maelor Place in Ruabon, near Wrexham, admitted a public order offence, possessing two knives, and damaging a police cell by smearing blood on the walls following the incident at the weekend.

She also admitted a public order offence, damaging a window, possessing cannabis and possessing two knives following the earlier incident on October 9.

At Flintshire Magistrates’ Court at Mold, she was remanded in custody to appear at Mold Crown Court for sentence next month.

Magistrates gave among their reasons for remanding her in custody as her own protection and said she needed to be in a place of safety.

Prosecutor Helen Tench told how the police received a report of a disturbance in High Street, Ruabon, and were told that a woman was running around, threatening people and had smashed a window.

She was found hiding in a garden.

The defendant was said to have hurled a rock through a window, and shouting and ranting, and was in possession of a large knife and a meat cleaver.

At one stage she was said to be attacking a post with a knife.

Interviewed, she told how because of family issues she had smashed up property at her own home in frustration.

The defendant said she purchased some cannabis to try and calm down.

She had been around the pubs looking for her ex partner and agreed that she threw the rock – but did not intend to break a window.

The defendant agreed she returned home to get two knifes but said she had not threatened anyone with them.

She was charged and bailed but on Sunday she was arrested with two knives in Regent Street, Llangollen.

A man was holding a stool to protect himself.

Police received a report that a landlord had spoken to her in a pub but that she produced the weapons.

Interviewed, she said that she had lost her temper and got the knives – but intended to frighten rather than injure.

Andy Holliday, defending, said that his client was struggling with various issues.

After she was charged with the first offences she had gone straight to hospital but was told that she was already on the maximum medication and that there was nothing they could do.

The defendant felt deeply frustrated.

Then at the weekend there was a further incident which triggered events where she felt a friend had been reduced to tears and she got the knives to frighten but not to injure.

She appreciated the position she had placed herself in and there would be no application for bail in the meantime, he explained.

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