A WOMAN who has previously served a life sentence has admitted trying to kill a woman in a knife attack at a railway station.

Lisa Savage, 42, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Sarah Hayton at Chepstow station just after 11pm on Sunday, April 15. Her victim was also in her 40s.

She appeared before Cardiff Crown Court via videolink from custody at Bronzefield Prison in Surrey.

Savage, formerly of Weoley Park Road, Birmingham, had earlier pleaded guilty to wounding her victim with intent and two counts of having a bladed article.

The Recorder of Cardiff, Judge Eleri Rees, heard how the defendant had wished to be dealt with immediately after she admitted attempted murder but the case was adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

As a result, the full details of the case were not opened to the court by prosecutor Giles Nelson.

Stephen Thomas, representing Savage, said: “The defendant advised me in conference that she wanted to sentenced today for the offence of attempted murder.

“I have indicated that might give some difficulties to the court which might want further information about her.”

Judge Eleri Rees replied: “This was brought before the court for a plea hearing and not for sentence.

“I have other matters today, including a trial, and this is a case that should not be rushed.

“The court would want the Probation Service to prepare a report for the purposes of risk assessment.

“Miss Savage has a complicated history and we have the benefit of a psychiatric report.

“She was previously sentenced to life imprisonment. I want to know what the licence terms were.

“I also want to know what the up-to-date situation is about the medical condition of the complainant is in this case.

“Her victim impact statement mentions scarring.”

The judge adjourned sentence until October 16 and the defendant was remanded in custody.