A LLANDEILO woman will face trial after denying threatening a neighbour with an axe during a dispute over parking.

Hayley Thomas, 39, of Talley, denied threatening a neighbour during an argument and having an axe during the disagreement when she appeared at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

It is alleged that Thomas, while living in Brohywel, Llandeilo, got into a dispute over parking with a neighbour.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, said: “The crown suggests this is not a matter that can be dealt with in these courts.

“There was an argument with a neighbour over parking and she brandished an axe during the disagreement.

“She was taken to the ground by the complainants partner and restrained there until police arrived, with the axe taken out of her reach.”

Thomas said she did not deny having the axe, but denied using it to make threats.

The Magistrates’ Court decided the trial would be heard there, rather than being sent to Swansea Crown Court.

A judge said: “I will retain jurisdiction of this case, but if found guilty, it could be sent to crown court for sentencing depending on the facts which are found during the trial.”

Thomas will appear at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on May 2.

She will also be sentenced on that date for multiple assaults which took place on March 5.

Thomas admitted assaulting two women in Carmarthen when she appeared in court on Thursday.

She also admitted making threats to one of the women, and committing criminal damage during the incident.

The defendant acknowledged that this was in breach of a conditional discharge for theft, which she will also be sentenced for on May 2.

Thomas was remanded in custody until her appearance for sentencing and trial in Llanelli.

The judge said he reached the decision after she had previously re-offended whilst on bail.