Twice a 35-year-old woman had been given police bail then went on to commit further offences, a judge heard.

Judge Niclas Parry told Carla Williams of Maes Glas, Rhos-on-Sea she had indulged in a week-long mini crime wave late at night which included terrifying people in their own homes, two women victims being in bed.

On the first occasion she used a hammer to smash a glass door at an hotel, then Williams broke a window panel and threatened the two women, strangers to her, at a Llandudno house.

Four days later, after being bailed, she smashed another window at the Llandudno home of a 70-year-old woman and her vulnerable son, and damaged a curtain rail at another local house with a hammer.

After being given bail a second time, three days later she stole from a shop at Colwyn Bay then, after claiming to have a knife, spat in the mouths of a policeman and security officer, each needing an A&E check.

Williams, who has 34 previous conviction for 101 offences was finally kept in custody.

Sion ap Mihangel, defending at Caernarfon crown court, said she had turned to alcohol after an eleven years relationship ended earlier this year.

“She is a mother of three, an individual crying out for help and some form of medical assistance,” he added.

Williams was jailed for a total of 16 months after pleading guilty to twelve charges – four of causing criminal damage, two of having an offensive weapon, two of assaulting emergency workers, two of using threatening behaviour and two of shoplifting.