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Man denies trying to kill girlfriend who won £5,500,000 on lottery

A man will face trial accused of the attempted murder of his girlfriend after she was allegedly stabbed in the face at their luxury home.

Stephen Gibbs, 45, denies trying to kill Emma Brown, 49, at their £700,000 property during lockdown on January 30.

Emma won £5.5 million around three years ago and quit her job to move into the detached cottage.

She required surgery following the alleged knife attack at her home in Lakeside, Barry, South Wales.

Police arrived at the property at approximately 10pm.

Flooring worker Gibbs, whose address was given as the home he shared with Emma, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court via videolink from HMP Cardiff today.

He wore a grey sweatshirt and spoke softly as he denied attempted murder.

Judge Daniel Williams set a three day trial for September 13 and remanded Gibbs in custody.

He told Gibbs: ‘You have pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. The prosecution seek a trial and that will take place on September 13.

‘You must set out a defence statement setting out what your defence is to that charge.’

The couple have reportedly been together for 11 years and previously owned a home in another part of Barry which they rented out after Emma won the lottery.

She had been a deputy manager working for aircraft handling firm Servisair

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