A DRUNK mum reached across her two children and stabbed a knife into the dashboard of her husband’s Ford Transit, a court heard.

But Lisa Rudman will have to wait until next month to learn her fate after a Swindon judge gave her extra time to get evidence from her doctor.

Swindon Crown Court heard 34-year-old Rudman’s husband, Edward, had gone to the family home in Bacon Close, Old Town, on October 4, 2018, to find the couple’s two children outside.

Mum Lisa had locked herself in the bathroom and was on the phone to police when Mr Rudman let himself into the house.

In the 999 call, which was played to the court, Rudman told the call handler she wanted her husband out the house: “He’s just threatening me and shouting at me.”

She could be heard screaming at her partner, telling him to get out. The phone was apparently dropped or thrown before Mr Rudman picked it up. He told the call handler: “She’s just out her head. She’s effing and blinding at everyone. She’s just locked the kids out the house."

The 999 call recorded the moment Rudman followed her husband outside to his van in which he had placed the two boys. As he was reversing out the drive Rudman was said to have opened the passenger side door and lent across the children before stabbing a kitchen knife into the dashboard.

Mr Rudman could be heard telling the police call handler: “She’s got a knife. She’s going ballistic.”

Rudman was arrested the next day. In a prepared statement she said to police officers interviewing her that she had been assaulted by her husband. She had not gone outside nor had she taken a knife to the van. Instead, she claimed she had stayed inside and locked the doors.

She pleaded guilty last month to making threats with a knife, an offence that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six months.

Catherine Flint, defending, said her client had been the victim of regular domestic abuse and police had often been called out to the family home. She had not yet been able to get a letter from her GP confirming mental and physical health complaints that would support the argument.

Judge Peter Crabtree adjourned the case to February 10 for evidence from the police log and the GP to be produced.

He said: “This isn’t a simple sentencing exercise because of the legislation that says anyone who commits a knife crime of this type will go to prison unless it would be unjust. That’s not a term that is taken lightly.”