A 22-year-old Ammanford woman has appeared before Swansea Crown Court to face two charges of wounding following an alleged incident in the town’s Dol y Dderwen Gardens earlier this summer.

Shaunagh Downing is accused of unlawfully wounding Daniel Jonas in the early hours of Sunday, July 3.

She has been charged with two further offences of wounding 19-year-old Mr Jonas with intent and of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, namely a kitchen knife.

Today (Tuesday, August 2), Downing was led into the dock at Swansea Crown Court where she submitted not guilty pleas to each of the three charges.

Her barrister, Ms Kate Williams, indicated that Downing was acting in self-defence during the alleged incident.


Judge Huw Rees adjourned the case to November 15 when Downing’s trial is expected to commence.

Barristers Brian Simpson for the Crown and Kate Williams for the defence agreed the trial will take up to three days to conclude.

Downing was released from court on conditional bail, the conditions being that she resides with her aunt in Derwedd Avenue, Gwaun Cae Gurwen and that she doesn’t enter Carmarthenshire, including Ammanford.