EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford who scooped £148m 'attacked her domestic abuse campaigner ex-lover on THREE separate occasions causing head and neck injuries'by Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
- Gillian Bayford, 47, faces trial over allegations that she assaulted Gavin Innes
- She is said to have hit Mr Innes on the head and neck when they dated in 2017
- Pair had dated following Bayford's split from lottery-winning husband Adrian
- Bayford, of Dundee, has pleaded not guilty and will face now trial on March 3
EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford attacked her domestic abuse campaigning ex-boyfriend on three separate occasions, a court has heard.
The 47-year-old, who won £148million with her now ex-husband Adrian in 2012, is facing a trial over allegations that she assaulted Gavin Innes while they were dating.
She is said to have repeatedly hit Mr Innes on the head and neck in three separate incidents between August 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard that the alleged offences took place at an address in an exclusive area of in Dundee and at another in the village of Auchterhouse, Angus.
Mr Innes and Bayford are said to have started their relationship after he approached her to help with a charity he was starting for male victims of domestic abuse.
During yesterday's hearing, Neil Hay, defending, said Bayford was adhering to her previously-tendered plea of not guilty.
Bayford - who is now remarried and also using the surname Deans - is accused of punching him on the head and neck 'to his injury'.
Sheriff Alison McKay continued the case for trial on March 3. Bayford did not appear in court.
Bayford shared a record-breaking EuroMillions win of over £148 million with her former husband Adrian in August 2012, before they separated 15 months later.
The former hospital cleaner, who had been living with Adrian in Haverhill, Suffolk, returned to her native Scotland with the couple's two children.
She launched a property business based in Carnoustie, Angus, spent millions buying homes to rent out, and bought a cafe in Arbroath.
The eatery shut in 2016, putting 21 staff out of work, after reporting a £129,000 loss.
After splitting from Mr Innes, Bayford married Brian Deans, 38, six years to the day after landing her lottery jackpot.