A MUM of three who went round to her mother's house brandishing a metal bar and with a knuckle duster in her pocket after receiving a distress call, has admitted two charges of being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Chanelle Sutcliffe, of Ovington Drive, Bradford, pleaded guilty to the allegations before a district judge at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Prosecuting, Charles MacRae said Sutcliffe, 26, was arrested on October 13 in Western Close, Bradford.

He said the defendant was at home in bed when she received a distress call from her mother saying someone was breaking into her house.

Mr MacRae said Sutcliffe arrived at her mother's address and found police officers present.

Sutcliffe began 'screaming and shouting' at the police when one officer noticed a foot-long metal bar in her hand.

She was arrested and taken to Trafalgar House where a search discovered a black knuckle duster in her jacket pocket.

"In interview she said she had taken the items with the intention to scare the individual who had broken into her mother's house.

"She went into the address in an angry state," he said.

Defending, Assumpta O'Rourke, said her client was a young mother with three young children under the age of eight, one of whom has special needs.

She said the defendant herself had a long-standing issue with depression and suffered from panic attacks.

She asked that a pre-sentence report be prepared prior to sentencing.

Sutcliffe was granted unconditional bail and ordered to appear at magistrates. court on December 6.