A WOMAN faces a potential prison sentence after admitting a Christmas Day glass attack on her brother.

Tracey McElrue was preparing the festive lunch at her home in Consett when the attack took place after an angry exchange with her sibling.

She told him she did not like his attitude and thrust the glass across the back of his head.

During a call to emergency services reporting the incident, she was heard in the background saying she thought she may have killed him.

In her subsequent police interview she is said to have told officers she did not regret what she had done.

Durham Crown Court heard that the only evidence of the injuries inflicted is from paramedics and police who attended at her home in response to the call, as her brother has been unwilling to assist with the prosecution.

Dr Chris Wood, prosecuting, said footage from an officer’s body-worn camera appeared to show a 5cm laceration to the rear of the victim’s head.

The defendant, 52, of Sherburn Terrace, admitted a single count of unlawfully and maliciously wounding her brother, on December 25, last year.

Judge James Adkin adjourned for preparation of a short background report on McElrue by the Probation Service before he passes sentence.

The judge said the short report could be given verbally o the court today.