A young woman who has admitted carrying a kitchen knife in public, still also stands accused of making threats to two other females.

Ellie Hunter, 19, appeared at a Durham Crown Court plea hearing yesterday (Tuesday, August 15) via video link from Low Newton Prison, on the outskirts of the city, where she has been on remand since her initial appearance at magistrates’ court in the case, last month.

During that hearing she pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article in public.

It related to an incident involving two other young women in Chester-le-Street town centre on Monday July 17, when she was said to have taken a knife from the premises where she was living at the time.

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Although she has admitted having the knife, she has denied threatening the other people with it during the confrontation.

During the short hearing, Hunter asked Recorder Jamie Hill KC what sentence she was facing, as it stands with her pleas at the moment.

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Recorder Hill said it would be for Hunter to speak to her counsel, Katie Spence, who has only just taken the brief in the case, before a further hearing.

The case was adjourned for a further plea hearing to take place at the court later this week, by which time Miss Spence will have been able to speak to Hunter about the allegations.

Recorder Hill remanded Hunter to remain remanded in custody prior to the next hearing, ah which she will one again appear via video link from HMP Low Newton.