A WOMAN who was subjected to a terrifying attempted armed robbery in her own home is being medically assessed before one of her attackers is sentenced.

Bradley Carney burst into the family home armed with a broken bottle and a wooden pole, while his unnamed accomplice was carrying a bread knife and a sock stuffed with coins, before demanding money.

The victim, who was in her Middlesbrough home with her partner and children, has been left so traumatised by what happened that her pre-existing stammer was made significantly worse, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Harry Hadfield, prosecuting, said the defendant had a hoodie pulled over his face in an attempt to disguise himself.

The pair targeted the victim's home at around 9.30pm on May 24 this year.

Mr Hadfield said: "The first man demanded money and he held his knife towards the male victim as he tried to grab the knife the first man hit him with the sock.

"The defendant shouted 'it's the wrong house' and the woman took the chance to let her dog out to protect herself.

"She recalls being in the hallway with the defendant being in the kitchen hiding from the dog while her 14-year-old daughter was in the hallway with her."

The prosecutor said the victim tried to block his escape while the police were on the way but he grabbed her and pushed the broken bottle into her chest, cutting her and leaving her top bloodied.

Mr Hadfield the defendant managed to flee the house but was arrested as police arrived at the scene.

In a victim impact statement, the victim said the ordeal had made her stammer worse and she was on medication for anxiety.

Carney, of Larkspur Road, Marton, Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and two charge of possession of an offensive weapon.

Judge Jonathan Carroll adjourned sentence until August 7 to allow more time to collect medical reports from the victim.