Lottery winner's partner admits trying to murder her

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Emma Brown was allegedly stabbed by her partner Credit: PA

A man is facing jail after admitting trying to kill his partner in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Stephen Gibbs, 45, is accused of trying to kill Emma Brown, who won £5.5 million on the National Lottery four years ago.

He initially denied the assault but changed his plea to guilty ahead of the trial at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday.

Emma Brown was allegedly stabbed in the face by her husband at their £700,000 detached cottage in Barry at the start of this year.

The 49-year-old won the large sum and quit her job soon after. The couple had been together for 11 years.

Defence solicitor, Derrick Gooden, asked for Gibbs' sentencing to be adjourned.

After pleading guilty, Judge Richard Twomlow told the defendant, "You have now pleaded guilty to the offence of attempted murder, a serious offence.

"I ask for a pre sentence report and I am told there's a psychiatric report.

"You face a lengthy prison sentence, you must be aware of that."

Gibbs was remanded in custody and is due to appear for sentencing at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on 8 October.