Partner, 45, admits trying to murder his £5.5m Lotto winner girlfriend

Man, 45, admits trying to murder his £5.5m Lotto winner girlfriend, 49, during vicious lockdown knife attack at her luxury £700,000 seaside home

  • Stephen Gibbs told he faces a ‘lengthy’ prison sentence for the vicious attack 
  • Gibbs was arrested after a late-night 999 call to Ms Brown’s home in Barry
  • Ms Brown, a 49-year-old former airport worker, required surgery after assault

A partner today admitted trying to kill his £5.5million lottery winner girlfriend by stabbing her during a brutal lockdown attack.

Stephen Gibbs, 45, was told he faces a ‘lengthy’ prison sentence for the vicious assault on Emma Brown, who scooped the lottery jackpot four years ago.

Gibbs was arrested after a late-night 999 call to Ms Brown’s luxury £700,000 home in the seaside resort of Barry, South Wales.


Stephen Gibbs, 45, with his partner Emma Brown, 49, (left) and Gibbs outside court today 

Ms Brown, a 49-year-old former airport worker, required surgery after the attack at the detached house during lockdown.

She suffered knife wounds to her face, arms and stomach but has made a full recovery.

Gibbs was due to go on trial at Cardiff Crown Court but changed his plea at the last minute.

He confirmed his name and details before admitting attempting to murder Ms Brown on January 30.

Judge Richard Twomlow said he would sentence flooring worker Gibbs after a psychiatric report had been carried out.

He told the defendant: ‘I need to consider the question of dangerousness.

‘You face a very lengthy prison sentence, you must be aware of that.’

Gibbs was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on October 8.

Gibbs and Miss Brown – who required surgery after the attack – pictured together on a holiday

The couple have been together for 11 years and previously owned a home in another part of Barry which they rented out after Emma scooped her win.

They moved to a newly built house in Lakeside, Barry, where the attack happened at 10pm on a Saturday night.

Shocked neighbours saw Ms Brown being taken from the property on a stretcher and put into an ambulance.

Ms Brown was a deputy manager working for aircraft handling firm Servisair before winning £5.5m on the lottery.

The generous multi-millionaire has become known for donating to local worthy causes after winning the huge sum in 2017.

She opted for no publicity but when her friends heard about her windfall they congratulated her on Facebook.

One posted: ‘Wow, wow wow!!!! Dreams really do come true. Massive congratulations, Em. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, lovely. I hope you have fantastic adventures.’

Another wrote: ‘What fantastic news, couldn’t have happened to anyone nicer. Thrilled for you, hun.’

Ms Brown was a deputy manager working for aircraft handling firm Servisair before winning £5.5m on the lottery. Pictured: The home where the attack happened 

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