A WOMAN who had drank 16 cans of lager, six or seven litres of cider and some wine threatened her partner with two screwdrivers, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Lisa Halford, 40, made thrusting movements with the screwdrivers towards the man, said Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting.

An alarmed eyewitness called the police and Halford, of Cedar Crescent, Kendray, dropped the screwdrivers when told to by officers.

Mrs Lowery-Green said: "Ms Halford said after her arrest that she would not have stabbed her partner.

"She said she had had 16 cans of lager, six or seven litres of cider and wine on top of that.

"She said she normally used the screwdrivers to get in and out of her flat."

Jack Danaher, defending, who said he would put Halford's side of the story on a later occasion, asked for no conditions on her bail because it was likely she would move home.

Halford admitted affray and her case was adjourned until September 19 for a pre-sentence report. District Judge John Foster granted unconditional bail.