A WOMAN launched a “sustained assault” on her partner because of his lack of enthusiasm for housework, a court heard.

Katie Harrison slapped Thomas Beadle in the face and hit him with a clothes pole before hurling a scissors at him.

Prosecutor Helen Tench told Flintshire Magistrates Court that the incident at their home in Sealand escalated because Harrison was angry about the Mr Beadle’s willingness to chip in around the house.

The prosecutor said Harrison was found crying by a car after calling 999 and saying her partner had not made an effort to clean the house.

“She hit him across the face and hit him with a metal clothing rail she was holding.

“They argued over money and she threw a scissors at him which caused a cut," said Ms Tench.

“It was a sustained assault.”

Beadle told police an argument flared up after he said he would be doing some painting, but his partner had shouted “you have done f… all, but paint the wall”.

The Mold court heard the couple’s one-year old son was in the house at the time.

David Jones, defending, said their relationship had previously been good, but deteriorated over a six-week period because she was frustrated that he was not doing anything around the house.

“The injuries fortunately were not serious. Since the offence she has been living with her father in Prestatyn.

"She would like to get back with Mr Beadle," said Mr Jones.

"She knows there are anger management issues she has to address.”

Probation officer Rachel Woodcock said: “There were money issues and she does feel she was responsible for all the household chores.

“She has signed up with a course to manage her emotions at the Women’s Centre in Rhyl.”

Harrison, 21, of Dawson Crescent, Prestatyn, admitted assault by beating on May 24.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order including a rehabilitation requirement of 15 days. Harrison was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.